Statement on Planned Parenthood Statehouse Rally

Stephanie Ranade Krider, Executive Director


The following statement from Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life, is in response to the pro-Planned Parenthood rally held at the Statehouse of Ohio this evening:

“Planned Parenthood’s desperation is palpable as they attempt to cover up their ugly practices with overly-saccharine pink shirts, posters and doublespeak. This summer, Americans watched as Planned Parenthood directors haggled over the hearts, lungs, livers and brains of aborted children. We listened to the story of one woman who cut into a child’s face with scissors to procure the brain of a baby aborted at Planned Parenthood. The stomachs of Americans everywhere were in knots as we watched and listened to Planned Parenthood’s horror story, so much so that in August, 70,000 people protested Planned Parenthood at hundreds of locations across the country. Even those who typically identify as ‘pro-choice’ are recoiling from Planned Parenthood in horror. Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, gave a half-apology for the ‘tone’ of her officials within two days of the release of the first video. While most parties–even Planned Parenthood’s CEO–are walking back their pro-abortion rhetoric, Planned Parenthood of Ohio is barging forward yet again with a tone-deaf rally that is built on the mutilated bodies, hearts, and brains of their victims.”

Please direct any further questions to Katherine Franklin, Director of Communications, at 614­-547-­0099 ext. 304. 

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