Ohio Right to Life Responds to Abortion Lobby Attempting to Change Ohio’s Constitution

DATE: Thursday, January 12, 2023     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio— Today, Ohio Right to Life released a statement responding to Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom hiring Mission Control, Inc. as a General Consultant to oversee their efforts to add a so-called “right to abortion” to Ohio’s constitution. The measure will likely have zero limits or restrictions on abortion, allowing for abortion up to 9 months of pregnancy.

According to their statement, the group has finished “initial language drafting” for the ballot initiative and plans to file it with the Ohio Attorney General’s office before the end of February.

Ohio Right to Life’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Range, stated, “At six weeks, a baby’s heart starts beating; at 15 weeks, he or she can feel pain in the womb.” He continued, “Ohio is a pro-life state, and we believe in the value and beauty of every human life. Any attempt to change Ohio’s Constitution by these large out-of-state abortion groups will ultimately fail here in Ohio. We respect the dignity of both mother and child in the Buckeye State.”

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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