Ohio Right to Life Announces New Director of Legislative Affairs
Mary Parker to Lead Legislative Efforts at Ohio Right to Life
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Today, Ohio Right to Life announced Mary Parker as the organization’s new Director of Legislative Affairs. Previously, Parker served as the Central Ohio Field Director for Susan B. Anthony List. She has also worked as the legislative aide to State Representative Nino Vitale (R-District 85) and as a content producer for The Patrick Madrid Show.
“Ohio Right to Life is excited to present Mary Parker as our new Director of Legislative Affairs. With her extensive knowledge of the legislative process and the pro-life movement, she is a vital addition to our team of advocates,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “Mary’s incredible credentials and boots-on-the-ground experience within our movement will be invaluable as we continue to work tirelessly for an end to abortion in Ohio.”
In her role, Parker will continue to advance Ohio Right to Life’s legislative agenda, previously advanced by Jessica Warner who took a position with Heartbeat International at the end of April.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots organization as we strive together to protect the innocent unborn,” said Parker. “I look forward to advocating for the most vulnerable through ensuring the passage of pro-life bills and by helping build a culture of life throughout our great state.”
“Ohio Right to Life is thrilled to add another pro-life champion to our team of advocates,” said Gonidakis. “Since 2010, we’ve seen unmatched success in Ohio when it comes to building a culture of life. Abortions are down by over 30%, half of Ohio’s clinics have closed, and 26 pro-life initiatives have been signed into law. We can’t wait to continue this pro-life progress with the help of Mary Parker.”
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.