In the midst of these challenging times, the fight for life persists! We at Ohio Right to Life have been hard at work, tirelessly advocating for the protection of the most vulnerable in our society. Check out this week’s Pro-Life Update!
ORTL’s Jessica Warner Named 2021 Public Policy Fellow
On Wednesday, Ohio Right to Life’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Jessica Warner was named a 2021 Public Policy Fellow by the Society of Saint Sebastian. The Society of Saint Sebastian, a faith based pro-life policy think-tank, names individuals "Public Policy Fellows" who have greatly contributed to the intellectual advancement of pro-life public policy and recognizes them for their distinguished efforts.
“It is an honor to be named a 2021 Public Policy Fellow alongside such a phenomenal slate of pro-life policy leaders,” says Warner. “My deepest thanks to the Society of Saint Sebastian for this honor and for their exceptional advocacy.”
In the last decade, Ohio Right to Life has passed 26 pro-life policy initiatives and abortions in our state have decreased by over 30%. Through the incremental approach, Ohio’s culture of life continues to advance with unprecedented momentum.
To read Jessica’s latest piece on pro-life policy, click here.
To learn more about The Society of Saint Sebastian, click here.
Pro-Abortion Joe Biden Sworn Into Highest Office in the Land
On Wednesday, pro-abortion president-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States. With the inauguration of President Biden, along with Vice-President Kamala Harris, the U.S. now has the most pro-abortion administration in the history of our nation.
President Biden began enacting his pro-abortion agenda before his term had even formally began, using his inaugural committee to funnel money and donor information to Planned Parenthood. He has also promised to end the Hyde Amendment, a decades old pro-life protection which bars federal dollars from paying for most abortions, and the Mexico City Policy, which keeps the government from funding abortion overseas.
Looking forward, it is vital for that the pro-life movement to stay strong, and even more importantly, to stay together. The next few years will be hard, we are fighting for, the right for defenseless babies to not be violently killed, is worth seeing to the end. We will end abortion, and to do that, we must not lose heart.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
-Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)
As March for Life Goes Virtual, Local Rallies Persist Across Ohio
Despite last week’s crushing announcement that the 2021 National March for Life would be moving to a virtual format, pro-lifers across Ohio have risen to the challenge and committed to stand for life in their communities! With a hard road ahead of the pro-life movement, it is more important than ever to get involved in promoting and protecting life- and YOU can step up and save lives- right in your own community!
Here are 5 easy ways to get involved:
Attend a march for life event: We may not be able to march in Washington this year, but we can still rally for life! Find a local march for life event by clicking here.
Show your Pro-Life Ohio pride with a free sign: Let your community know that you stand for life! Get your free Pro-Life Ohio sign, by clicking here.
Get connected with your local Right to Life group: Get connected with local pro-life champions and impact your community for life! You can find your local Right to Life chapter by clicking here.
Join Ohio Right to Life’s online community: Connect with Pro-Life Ohio online by following us on social media! You can find links to each of our social media accounts by clicking here and clicking on each of the social media icons found in the top right corner of our website screen.
And last but certainly not least-
Find your local pregnancy center: Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers are the hands and feet of the pro-life movement! Get connected with your local pregnancy center by clicking here.
Now is the time to get involved in your community! Make a difference for the vulnerable babies in YOUR neighborhood, YOUR town, and YOUR state. Last year, we lost over 20,000 babies to abortion in Ohio. In their memory, we keep fighting. Ohio will not let a culture of death flourish here.
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 40 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.