Plain Dealer Proves MSNBC Lied About Ohio Pro-Life Laws

Criticism Builds Against Abortion Industry and Pro-Choice Officeholders

COLUMBUS, OH – Today, Ohio Right to Life distributed copies to every Ohio media outlet of the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s report proving that national pundit Rachel Maddow recently made false and misleading statements regarding Ohio’s new pro-life laws. The newspaper referred to her claims as “ridiculous.” (Read the Plain Dealer Report.) 

“We thank the Plain Dealer for reporting the truth instead of falling in line with the majority of news outlets that accepted the abortion advocates’ false talking points as truth,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life.

“Credibility matters and yet again abortion advocates are caught spinning a web of lies to distract Ohioans from the truth. Planned Parenthood continues to lose market share as more and more women choose life by visiting pregnancy centers and community health centers,” said Gonidakis.

The Plain Dealer report comes on the heels of Ohio organizations criticizing pro-choice Democrat State Representatives for unanimously voting for pro-life legislation and then disparaging Governor Kasich for signing the exact same legislation into law. (Read the letter to Democrat State Representatives).

“Rachel Maddow’s blatantly false and tired talking points are early examples of what to expect from the abortion industry as we head into the election season next year,” said Ohio Right to Life Communications Director, Emmalee Kalmbach.

“Maddow and the abortion industry are on the wrong side of Ohioans. We are a pro-life state that elected pro-life legislators. Even the most recent Gallup Poll demonstrates that a majority of Americans, including a majority of women, want to see all or almost all abortions made illegal. The recent pro-life budget represents the will of the people and the pro-abortion media is doing everything they can to sabotage Ohio’s life-saving laws,” said Kalmbach.

Ohio Right to Life and its statewide membership thanks pro-life Governor John Kasich for standing up against the lies of Planned Parenthood, the media and their allies.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 local chapters, 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.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               CONTACT: Emmalee Kalmbach  

DATE: Wednesday, July 10, 2013                        PHONE: (614) 547-0099 ext. 309



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