University of Cincinnati Advertises for Planned Parenthood and Abortion


University of Cincinnati Advertises for Planned Parenthood and Abortion
Ohio Right to Life Requests that Abortion Advertisement Be Removed from Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          CONTACT: Laura Beth Kirsop

DATE: Wednesday, May 14, 2014                                                

PHONE: (614) 547-0099 ext. 309

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Recently, Ohio Right to Life discovered that the University of Cincinnati is advertising Planned Parenthood’s abortion services on their Women’s Center webpage. Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio recently lost its transfer agreement with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in light of a new legislative initiative which bans ambulatory surgical facilities from having a transfer agreement with taxpayer funded hospitals. Today, Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life, sent a letter to the university President, Santa J. Ono, respectfully requesting that the university remove the abortion language from its website.

“Ohio’s pro-life taxpayers are troubled that a taxpayer-funded institution is advertising abortion on its website,” said Katherine McCann, Public Relations Manager at Ohio Right to Life. “Ohio Right to Life’s mission is to protect and promote life. A massive part of that endeavor occurs by ensuring that our conscience rights are protected so that we can advocate effectively.”

Last spring, Ohio Right to Life wrote to the President of the University of Toledo, requesting that his taxpayer-funded institution refrain from having a transfer agreement with the abortion clinic, Capital Care Network.


“We’re not asking these institutions to agree with us,” said McCann. “We’re simply asking that they appreciate that taxpayers and alumni alike have a wide range of beliefs on abortion, and that the pro-life among them would appreciate if the university did not take sides in the debate.”

To view the University of Cincinnati’s advertisement for Planned Parenthood abortion, click here.

To view Ohio Right to Life’s letter to the University of Cincinnati, click here.


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.  

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