Category Archives: Pro-Life Laws

Ohio Senate Unveils Pro-Life Priorities in Budget

Ohio Senate Unveils Pro-Life Priorities in Budget

DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the Ohio Senate released their amended version of the biennial operating budget, which includes several important pro-life provisions.

The following statement may be attributed to Stephanie Ranade Krider, vice president and executive director of Ohio Right to Life:

Ohio is a pro-life state, and the Ohio Senate has clearly proven that with the life-affirming work represented in the budget they have presented today. We are excited to see the Ohio Senate’s inclusion of the Safe Families legislation in the budget. The Safe Families program is vital in protecting and supporting some of our most vulnerable families and children. It allows struggling parents to seek help and intervention from vetted families while getting their lives on track, before child protective services has to get involved, and provides ongoing mentoring and support. We applaud Senate President Obhof, Senator Hottinger and Senator Coley for demonstrating a consistent pro-life ethic supported by our membership.

Additionally, the inclusion of $5 million dollars in the budget for the Ohio Parenting and Pregnancy Program will provide critical support and care for women and their families. This is a $4 million dollar increase from the previous two budget cycles! Life-affirming pregnancy resource centers provide services ranging from pregnancy tests and prenatal care to material resources like diapers which are desperately needed by new mothers. This funding will impact countless mothers and babies by increasing the effectiveness and reach of Ohio’s 140+ pregnancy resource centers. We are grateful for the Ohio Senate’s pro-life majority and how they consistently further pro-life priorities!

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.

Another Pro-life Victory Delivered by President Trump!


President Trump continues to deliver on his pro-life commitments.

Just days into his presidency, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy and directed the Secretary of State to modernize the policy.

And just yesterday the President ordered an expansion of the Mexico City Policy, which is now known as the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy.

Our team was quick to respond to this great news and we were quoted in several articles including pieces at The Washington Examiner, Fox News, The Daily Mail, and more.

So what does this modernized policy mean?

In the past, the Mexico City Policy stopped tax dollars allocated for family planning funding from going to non-government organizations that commit or promote abortion.

But the new and improved policy applies not only to family planning funding, but to ALL foreign global health assistance.

So instead of applying to roughly $500-$600 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars, the policy now protects approximately $8.8 billion of our tax dollars from going to foreign non-governmental organizations that commit or promote abortion.

With this modernized policy, we have officially ceased exporting abortion to foreign nations by funding abortionists.

No longer will we undermine the pro-life laws and cultural commitments of other countries by funding organizations like Marie Stopes International which obsessively promotes and commits abortions.

Countless lives will be saved because of the Trump Administration’s pro-life action yesterday!

We’re so thankful to President Trump for taking this bold pro-life action that will stop our nation from exporting abortion to other countries!

And I’m thankful for you and the hundreds of thousands of other pro-life Americans who built the groundswell that defeated Hillary Clinton and gave us a pro-life House, Senate and White House, which is now delivering pro-life victory after pro-life victory!

For Life,

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List

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