COLUMBUS, Ohio – This week, Ohio Right to Life will publicly highlight a number of Ohio’s academic, business and political sponsors of Planned Parenthood’s statewide fundraisers on May 7 and May 8. Cecile Richards, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood, will be the keynote speaker for the fundraisers. The first protest will be held right outside Planned Parenthood’s Cleveland fundraiser at the English Oak Room, Tower City Center at 11:30 am.
“It is disheartening that so many of Ohio’s political class and elite would support an industry that appears to be disproportionately killing minority babies and harming low-income mothers,” said Kayla Smith, Director of Legislative Affairs at Ohio Right to Life. “Planned Parenthood has no true loyalty to Ohio’s women or to the 25,473 children aborted in 2012. The abortion giant seeks to serve only itself, thereby achieving the destructive political agenda of social and racial injustice established by its founder, Margaret Sanger.”
Recently, Ohio Right to Life launched a campaign that highlights more than 643 free and low-cost alternative healthcare providers to Planned Parenthood. None of these alternative providers offer abortion services. These alternative healthcare providers make any need for Planned Parenthood obsolete. To view a summary list of providers click here.
“Ohio Right to Life seeks to ensure that women and children across Ohio have access to medical services without the dangerous threat of abortion, ” continued Smith. “We ask all those who stand for life to join us on May 7 and May 8 to protest this money grab by Planned Parenthood.”
Ohio Right to Life invited Mrs. Richards to a public debate. Mrs. Richards has yet to decline or accept, though the invitation remains open.
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.