Ohio House Passes Resolution to Honor Pregnancy Resource Centers

Pro-life Resolution Advances to Ohio Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 52 to honor Ohio’s pregnancy help centers, which number more than a hundred and serve women in rural and urban communities across the state. The resolution, which acknowledges the “life-affirming impact” of pregnancy resource centers, was sponsored by Representatives Peter Stautberg and Barbara Sears and passed with a vote of 62-26.

Representatives Stautberg and Sears with ORTL staff after testifying on HCR 52.

“The role of pregnancy help centers in our communities is vital,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “In an age when Ohio faces an infant mortality crisis, especially among African American babies, it’s difficult to understand why anyone would oppose the life-affirming work being carried out in just about every corner of our state.”

Pregnancy resource centers provide women, as well as men, with myriad resources, including but not limited to: diapers, baby food and formula, baby clothes, maternity clothes, cribs, car seats, books and parenting classes. Oftentimes, they provide assistance long after the child is born.
Whitney Wall with former director of legislative affairs, Kayla Smith, following Ms. Wall’s proponent testimony.


“The pro-life community truly is a giving one,” said Krider. “We often hear the contention that pro-lifers don’t care about babies after they’re born. What more do you need than the 125 pregnancy centers to disprove that claim on a daily basis? This is what being pro-life is all about.”

Ohio Right to Life thanks Representatives Stautberg and Sears for sponsoring this bill, as well as Ohio’s vast pregnancy resource network for the services they provide to Ohio families.

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