Ohio Reported Abortions Decline to New Lows

2019 Abortion Report Demonstrates Ohio’s Pro-Life Momentum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: Allie Frazier

DATE: Thursday, October 1, 2020     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Today, the Ohio Department of Health released the annual Ohio Induced Abortion Report revealing a decrease in the number of reported abortions last year.  According to the report, abortions decreased by 323, which is a two percent decrease from 2018. From 2001 to 2019, the annual decline averaged approximately 960 abortions per year. 

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:

Ohio’s 2019 abortion report reveals what we already know: Ohio’s culture of life is advancing in the right direction. Tragically, 20,102 unborn babies still lost their lives to abortion in 2019 which far outpaces any cause of death for children in the state of Ohio.”

“Thanks to the compassion and conviction of Pro-Life Ohio, abortions continue to decline year after year. A culture of life is winning in Ohio and we are closer than ever to overturning Roe v. Wade. With renewed vigor Ohio Right to Life will continue to hold the abortion industry accountable and advocate on behalf of vulnerable women and their precious unborn children. In our lifetime we will end abortion in Ohio and we will no longer need an abortion report. Until then we will keep working tirelessly to affirm the right to life of every human. We look forward to the day when abortion is ended and no women feels as if she must chose between herself and her child.” 

“Pro-Life Ohio thanks President Trump, Governor DeWine and our pro-life legislature for their passionate advocacy for life.”

To read the 2019 Ohio Abortion Report click here.

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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