By Dave Andrusko In a major victory, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today upheld an Ohio law that made entities that perform or promote abortions, such as Planned Parenthood, ineligible to participate in six state-funded health programs. The 11-6 decision, written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, overturned an April 2018 decision …Continue reading "Ohio ban on Planned Parenthood funding upheld by 6th Circuit"
By Dave Andrusko Can there be sweeter words for any pro-life candidate to hear than for a militantly pro-abortion media outlet to call you an “anti-abortion crusader”? Such is the description Mother Jones’s Rosa Furneaux affixed to Mike DeWine, former congressman from Ohio, state Attorney General, and now the Republican candidate for governor. The full …Continue reading "Ohio pro-abortionists want to defeat “anti-abortion crusader” Mike DeWine in the worse way"
Ohio Right to Life Decries the Tragedy of Abortion in Ohio, Calls for Action COLUMBUS, Ohio–The Ohio Department of Health today released the 2017 Ohio Abortion Report, revealing an increase in the number of abortions since the 2016 report. A total of 20,893 abortions were reported. Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life, said …Continue reading "2017 Ohio Abortion Report Reveals Increase in Abortions"
Editor’s note. This was distributed today by Jamieson Weaver of Ohio Right to Life, NRLC’s staff affiliate. It is an important reminder of how significant the office of attorney general is in defending pro-life legislation. Last week, the Toledo Blade published an op-ed coauthored by pro-abortion candidate Steve Dettelbach, discussing pro-life Judge Brett Kavanaugh. You may …Continue reading "Teaming up with Planned Parenthood to smear Judge Kavanaugh"
By Dave Andrusko Last week we updated readers on the latest in the long legal dispute over the license of the Women’s Med Center (WMC) in Dayton, Ohio, owned by the notorious late-term abortionist, Martin Haskell, which has a long history of legal battles with the Ohio Department of Health. Good news. “Judge Mary Wiseman of …Continue reading "Ohio abortion clinic has 30 days to appeal a ruling upholding the revocation of the facility’s license, or permanently close"
Editor’s note. This comes from Ohio Right to Life. The “variance” discussed is in reference to a requirement that abortion clinics have written transfer agreements with hospitals in case of emergencies. This past week, two of the remaining abortion clinics in Ohio had administrative hearings regarding their status before the Ohio Department of Health. Women’s …Continue reading "UPDATE: Status of Two Ohio Abortion Clinics"
By Katie Franklin A few weeks ago, pro-life Ohioans caught a major break when one Columbus abortion facility decided to sue another, providing a small but wonderful glimpse into the hypocrisy of Big Abortion. Alleging lease violations, breach of contract, and other charges, Founder’s Women’s Health Center formally initiated a lawsuit against Your Choice Healthcare, …Continue reading "One Ohio Abortion Facility Sues Another and the Hypocrisy Is Astounding"
By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director On Tuesday, August 7, pro-life state Sen. Troy Balderson and pro-abortion Danny O’Connor will battle it out for Pat Tiberi’s seat in Ohio’s 12thcongressional district. Rep. Tiberi is retiring after serving since 2001. National Right to Life PAC and Ohio Right to Life PAC have endorsed …Continue reading "August 7: Ohio 12 special election: Who do you Trust?"
By Dave Andrusko The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted Thursday to dissolve an injunction issued by a three-judge panel that blocked an Ohio law which de-funds entities that perform or promote abortions from taking effect. The court will hear arguments at a later, but as yet unspecified date. Passed overwhelmingly by the …Continue reading "6th Circuit dissolves injunction blocking Ohio from de-funding entities that perform or promote abortions"
Ohio Right to Life initiative to de-fund Planned Parenthood given second change in court COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the decision made by a three judge panel which ruled that the state of Ohio could not de-fund Planned Parenthood. Attorney General Mike DeWine requested an en banc review by the entire …Continue reading "6th Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates Original Ruling, Will Re-Hear Planned Parenthood Case"
Voters Choose Strong Pro-Life Candidates for Statewide and Legislative Races COLUMBUS, Ohio–Yesterday, 89% of Ohio Right to Life PAC endorsed candidates won their primary races. At the top of the ticket, Mike DeWine (R)won his race to become the pro-life candidate for governor in the November General Election. Rep. Robert Sprague (R) won his race …Continue reading "Mike DeWine Leads Slate of Pro-Life Victories in Ohio"
Editor’s note. This update comes from Ohio Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Yesterday, Ohio Right to Life hosted our annual Pro-Life Legislative Day. Pro-lifers came from all over the state, some leaving at 6am to arrive on time! We started our day with a Legislative Briefing from Jessica Warner, our Director of Legislative Affairs. …Continue reading "Ohio Pro-Life Legislative Day 2018: A Huge Success"