Ohio Right to Life Statement on today’s Sixth Circuit Denial of Appeal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephanie Ranade Krider
DATE: Monday, April 6, 2020 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 302
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Today, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals declined Attorney General Dave Yost’s appeal to reverse a Temporary Restraining Order issued by Judge Michael Barrett which allowed abortion facilities in Ohio to continue performing surgical abortions despite an order by the Ohio Department of Health that all non-essential surgical procedures cease in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Dave Yost had asked the Court to weigh in Judge Barrett’s order, arguing that non-essential abortions should cease in order to preserve PPEs.
The following statement may be attributed to Stephanie Ranade Krider, Vice President of Ohio Right to Life:
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.