COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio Right to Life condemned Congresswoman Emilia Sykes who introduced legislation that would penalize pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) while encouraging more violence and vandalism towards them.
The legislation comes less than a week after an Ohio Pregnancy Center, Bowling Green Pregnancy Center, was attacked by the abortion extremist group Jane’s Revenge. Since last year, PRCs and other pro-life organizations have been victims of constant violent attacks, vandalism, and death threats—with over 250 documented incidents, including multiple fire bombings.
The “Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation (SAD)” is “a complete dog whistle to encourage more violence and vandalism against pro-life pregnancy resource centers,” stated Ohio Right to Life’s Director of Communications, Elizabeth Marbach. “Just last Saturday, an Ohio clinic was attacked by abortion extremists with hateful messages, and instead of the Congresswoman condemning the attack, she praises it by introducing this bill.”
Marbach continued, “Real families depend on these pregnancy centers to survive. As a woman, I find it despicable that she is willing to rob women of tangible care and resources to advance her political agenda. We invite Rep. Sykes to visit any of the centers here in Ohio to see first-hand the work being done to support those in need.”