2017 Ohio Abortion Report Reveals Increase in Abortion
Ohio Right to Life Decries the Tragedy of Abortion in Ohio, Calls for Action
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the Ohio Department of Health 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.
The following statement can be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:
This latest report is an absolute tragedy. Last year, 20,893 babies were killed, and yet the abortion industry praises this as a win for ‘choice’. The abortion industry continues to stall our pro-life legislation with frivolous litigation. Additionally, in Ohio currently, there are two abortion clinics that are recklessly operating outside of the bounds of our state laws. These clinics refuse to hold to basic health and safety standards, and as a result, women and their unborn children are victimized. These clinics must be closed!
All of these things have led to an increase in the number of innocent, unborn children killed. We in the pro-life movement must fight harder than ever to defend the unborn, and stand against an ever encroaching culture of death. One of the ways we can do this is to pass Ohio Right to Life’s Dismemberment Abortion Ban, to protect living unborn children from being torn limb from limb in the womb. That is where we will start, and we won’t be done until the abortion report reads “Zero. Nothing to report.”
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 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.