Ohio Right to Life Releases Statement on Results of Issue 1 Election

DATE: Wednesday, August 9, 2023     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Today, Ohio Right to Life released a statement on the August 8th special election results. 

“Out-of-state dark money special interest groups, including a Swiss billionaire, just spent millions of dollars in Ohio to deceive voters into not passing Issue 1,” said Peter Range, Ohio Right to Life’s Chief Executive Officer.

Range says the organization’s mission remains unchanged. “Nonetheless, this result will not deter us from continuing to fight the ACLU’s extreme agenda this November, which seeks to allow abortion up until birth and take away parents’ rights to protect their child from being pressured into an abortion or even a sex-change operation.”

“We in the pro-life movement have the privilege of living to fight another day,” he added. “Thus, today, we rise to honor God, and the dignity of all human life, by continuing the fight to defend the innocent.” 


Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 35 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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