Ohio Right to Life Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling on June v. Russo 

DATE: Monday, June 29, 2020     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 301

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision regarding June Medical Services v. Russo. The case involved a Louisiana law which required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility.
The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:

“This ruling fails to close dangerous loopholes that leave women at the mercy of abortionists during a medical emergency. Every life is intrinsically valuable and must be protected: both innocent unborn babies and their mothers. Today the court failed to do just that.”

“Since pro-abortion activists will no doubt praise the Supreme Court’s ruling, we must remember that this decision only serves to reveal the abortion industry’s true motives. For them, it has never been about women; it has always been about protecting abortion. How many more vulnerable women and innocent children must be put in harm’s way for the sake of ‘choice’?”

“As we move forward the urgency of our mission to protect our society’s most vulnerable is clearer than ever. The lives of women and their innocent babies literally hang in the balance. With the Supreme Court’s ruling today one thing has become abundantly clear: to further protect life, it is imperative that we vote our pro-life values in November. We must never stop working to instill a culture of life in our nation and re-electing President Trump and other strong pro-life leaders is our best path forward. With compassion and conviction we will continue to work towards the day when no woman feels like she must choose between herself and her child and where every life, from conception to natural death, is unequivocally protected under law.”

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.





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