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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Dismemberment Abortion Ban introduced in Ohio Senate

Ohio Right to Life

Dismemberment Abortion Ban introduced in Ohio Senate
Legislation marks next step in national strategy to end abortion  

     CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, Ohio Right to Life’s Dismemberment Abortion Ban (S.B. 145) was introduced in the Ohio Senate by pro-life Senators Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Steve Wilson (R-Maineville). The legislation, which has seven co-sponsors, would prohibit dilation and evacuation abortions, a procedure in which the abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix and then uses steel instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus. The D&E abortion procedure is usually performed between thirteen and twenty-four weeks LMP. In 2015, the Ohio Department of Health reported nearly 3,000 D&E abortions in the state of Ohio.
Matt_Huffman_and_Steve_Wilson.png“The Dismemberment Abortion Ban is a game-changer in the abortion debate,” said Devin Scribner, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “This law is all about shining a light on the brutality of a very common abortion procedure that is happening in facilities across this state and country. Thousands of times every year in Ohio, unborn babies are literally crushed and torn apart limb from limb. Former and current abortionists have testified to the brutal nature of this procedure. It is incumbent on the State of Ohio to draw the line against this barbaric practice.”

Like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which took effect in Ohio in March, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban is the next step in the national strategy to end abortion. The legislation is built partially on the precedent set in Gonzales v. Carhart (2007) which upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, scaling back the scope of Roe v. Wade. In the Court’s opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court’s swing-vote on abortion, indicated a willingness to consider the harms of dismemberment abortions. He described what occurs in a D&E abortion: “[F]riction causes the fetus to tear apart. For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus…” He continued, “No one would dispute that for many, D&E is a procedure itself laden with the power to devalue human life.”

“The Dismemberment Abortion Ban presents a turning point for the pro-life movement,” said Scribner. “Not only will it prove itself to be constitutionally sound, it will go great distances in saving thousands of lives in Ohio and nationwide. Ohio Right to Life thanks Senators Huffman and Wilson for their leadership in putting an end to this inhumane practice here in Ohio.”

The legislation is being co-sponsored by Senators Peggy Lehner, Lou Terhar, Bob Hackett, Joe Uecker, Kris Jordan, Frank LaRose, and Jay Hottinger. Seven states have passed dismemberment abortion bans since 2015.

Ohio Right to Life asks its members to send a letter of support to their state senators using its Legislative Action Center at Click here to take action now.

Click here to read story in web browser.

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. 

House Defunds Planned Parenthood

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Hi, Friend,
I have good news: The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood for one year and redirect taxpayer dollars to local health centers that provide more care for millions more women!
Thank you for everything you did to win this victory.
YOU made this happen – whether you called, emailed, tweeted, or visited your representative’s office, your action forced them to cut off most of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding1.
But even though we won a huge victory today, the battle continues. The bill is now headed to the Senate, where we expect just as intense a fight.
Friend, that’s why it is absolutely critical you call and email your senators immediately – now, more than ever, they need to hear that you do not wish to see your tax dollars continue to fund a corporation that kills 887 preborn children every day.
Click the link below to find contact information for your senators, as well as to see some sample talking points you can use when you call or email them.
Click here to contact your senators:
Please don’t delay – Planned Parenthood has wasted no time in mobilizing their supporters for the coming fight. We must have a bigger impact, as winning or losing this fight in the Senate may very well come down to a single vote.
Again, thank you for your efforts to bring defunding Planned Parenthood one step closer to a reality and for everything you do to defend the most vulnerable – our preborn children.
– Lila
Lila Rose Founder and President

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Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio’s Legal Counsel

New Statewide Right to Life Group Attracts National Support
Thomas More Society To Be 
Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio’s Legal Counsel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT: Ed Sitter President
Friday, May 5, 2017                                                                            419-353-1977
Since the announcement in March 2017, of a new statewide Right to Life organization in Ohio, Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, the newly formed organization has made enormous strides towards redefining the abortion and family-first strategy for this battleground state.  The group has already held two of five regional informational meetings to roll out their policy and guiding principles.
Ed Sitter, President of the organization, stressed the focus of a bottom up approach, where the grassroots will have access to decision making when it comes to legislative initiatives and dictate the education emphasis for the organization’s outreach programs.  Sitter stated, “After working extensively with the pro-life grassroots since 2012, it became increasingly evident that there was a strong desire among pro-life Ohioans to have more meaningful representation in policy and strategy decision making, and this is what the new organization will allow.”   This will be made possible through the corporate structure of the organization which will have delegates from each region and these delegates will have the opportunity to influence the direction of the organization through discussion, regular communication with the board of directors, and use of their votes to set direction.
In an exciting development, the vision of the new organization has been embraced by a leading national group, the Thomas More Society.  The not-for-profit public interest law firm is dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty. The law firm has generously offered their legal service, pro-bono, to the newly formed group and is working with the group to revamp and update their corporate documents.
“The defense of life is an honorable pursuit, and a road which we travel in tandem with the selfless souls at Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio.  Together we will guard the lives of the pre-born, disabled and elderly, as we preserve and shield the Constitutionally granted liberties of those who speak out on their behalf,” said Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society.
Molly Smith, an executive committee board member noted that during two recent regional meetings, Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio met with over 50 Christian, pro-life/pro-family leaders who represent 33 organization.  Smith said, “This 21st century approach has already taken root in several parts of the state.  Over the summer we will be meeting with pro-life and pro-family groups who have expressed an interest in participating with us in actions that will end abortion, strengthen families, and restore religious freedom.”
Thomas More Society’s vice president and general counsel Andrew Bath noted, “We are pleased to now be working with Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, whose mission is to promote and defend the right to life of all innocent human beings, from the time of fertilization until natural death. As legal counsel of record, the Thomas More Society will endeavor to protect their First Amendment rights and freedoms.”
RTLACO executive members are available to speak to any interested church or community group.  To arrange times and dates contact RTLACO Secretary, Diane Stover at
*Cleveland Right to Life is a member of Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio*
Cleveland Right to Life Mission


WE believe that all human beings are made in the image of the Creator and must be respected and protected from the moment of conception until natural death. We know to be true that human rights begin when human life begins, as affirmed in the Declaration of Independence.  So as to foster a culture of life we promote and defend the right to life of all innocent human beings and reject such practices as abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, and same-sex marriage that are contrary to “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”.  We represent pro-life citizens from over 8 counties in the region, making our organization one of the largest pro-life organizations in the State of Ohio. We focus our efforts first and foremost at the local level to achieve local solutions and then cooperate with the state and national pro-life efforts as directed and needed.


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On The Road With Priests For Life

Fr. Frank Reports

Priests for Life on the Road 

Volume 2; Issue 2; April 2017

In February, Alveda King was invited to join President Trump as he toured the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C. President Trump said to Ms. King: “I want to profoundly thank Alveda King. She is a tremendous fighter for justice. You are so incredible. And I want to thank you for all the nice things you say about me.”
May 5, 2017

Below is our April Fr. Frank Reports (Travelogue). This is a newer publication that is published on even months and provides a glimpse of what takes place as my team and I go out ‘on the road’ across America and around the world to defend the unborn and bring an end to abortion.

This is the first time we are sending this via email.

You can see past issues and also sign up to receive our Newsletter and Fr. Frank Reports via postal mail at


Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Priests for Life Associate Alveda King Singled Out for Honor by National Religious Broadcasters

Alveda King was thrilled to accept the National Religious Broadcaster’s Chairman’s Award during Proclaim 17, the NRB convention in Orlando, Florida, at the end of February.

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Archdiocese of New York welcomes Priests for Life Youth Outreach

Any time I can speak at a youth event I am excited, I love being able to inspire this generation to be the generation to abolish abortion.

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An Ash Wednesday Encounter with Kellyanne Conway

As part of my full-time work with Priests for Life, I attend conservative meetings when I am in Washington, D.C. Recently, I got notice that White House Counselor Kelleyanne Conway.

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Priests for Life Participates in 55th session of the Commission for Social Development

Marie Smith, founder and director of Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues, an outreach of Priests for Life, represented Priests for Life at the United Nations from February 1-10.

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Boots on the ground for #ProtestPP and #PrayPP

While helping to organize and promote the protests nationally, Priests for Life Pastoral Team members protested Planned Parenthood in three states and the District of Columbia on February 11.

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Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA, Preaches Mission to Holy Trinity Parish, Peachtree City, GA

In early January, Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA, completed a four day parish mission at Holy Trinity Church, in Peachtree City, GA.

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Praise from those we serve

At Priests for Life we receive feedback every day thanking us for our work and telling us of its impact.

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Activating the Church to End Abortion

Abortionists Know Abortion is Killing

Abortionist admits: ‘Abortion is killing. Nobody can argue with that’

 “Abortion is killing. Nobody can argue with that. When the fetus is inside the uterus it is alive and when the pregnancy terminated it is dead – that by any definition is killing.”

Pro-lifers say every abortion takes a human life – and surprisingly, many abortionists agree. has a collection of no fewer than 60 quotes from abortionists and abortion workers admitting that life begins at conception and/or that what they do is killing. For example, Dr. Bertran Wainer called abortion “killing.”

Abortion is killing. Nobody can argue with that. When the fetus is inside the uterus it is alive and when the pregnancy terminated it is dead – that by any definition is killing. … I think abortion is the destruction of something which is potentially irreplaceable, human and of great value, which is the tragedy of abortion. But it is not of greater value than the woman seeking the abortion.

Another abortionist also admits how abortion ends a human life:

I can now say openly that I do think I am ending a life every time I do an abortion, but I do it as someone who has certain skill which is put at the disposal of a woman who does not want her pregnancy to continue. I do not regret all the agonizing – it has helped me to understand the problems that each woman faces when deciding about her abortion.

Another abortionist quoted in GQ says:

I’m not taking that life [of the baby] out of anger or cruelty; I’m taking that life for a purpose. I feel like the American Indian did-I’m saying a prayer to that animal: Give me your life so that I can accomplish this purpose, ‘speed thy spirit on to other places’ so that the life that is lost will one day be replaced.

This unnamed abortionist freely acknowledges that what he does is killing. He compares himself to a hunter who has killed an animal, presumably for food. But a preborn baby is not an animal; he or she is a human being. The abortionist, as a doctor, knows this. Humans give birth to human beings. Two human beings will never have nonhuman offspring. A pregnant woman will never give birth to a duck or squirrel. A preborn baby has his or her own human DNA from the moment of conception. The abortionist admits he is killing, and the only thing he can be killing is a human being.

The abortionist’s “prayer” to the baby he has killed asks the baby’s spirit to “move on to other places.” Whatever one believes about the afterlife and where the souls of aborted babies go after they are killed, it is clear that the abortionist is deliberately depriving the child of this life. And the baby that is lost is irreplaceable. The aborted child had his or her own genetic makeup that is different from that of any other person who has ever lived. This genetic makeup is different from anyone who ever will live. In a billion years, if the human race still exists, the combination of DNA that resulted in this child will never appear again. A preborn baby is a distinct human life, which, like all of us, is unique and unrepeatable.

The author of the article, Tom Junod, says the nurses who work with the abortionist also acknowledge that abortion is killing. He writes:

In truth, the nurses and clinic workers know precisely what is happening and most will tell you that they arrange a costly bargain and that abortion, although the only way to ensure the freedom of women, “is the termination of a kind of life.”

This “kind of life” is human. The abortion workers justify abortion because it gives a woman “freedom” they feel she would not have otherwise. They justify the killing. But they do not deny that the killing takes place.

One of the abortion workers in the facility expresses mixed feelings about the work she does. The author of the article describes her as “a recovering Catholic” who “seems on the verge of tears.” Committing abortions seems to be taking a toll on this woman. She says:

I don’t approve, but it doesn’t matter if I don’t approve. I’m doing my job. I’m doing what I’m trained to do, and so is Doc – it’s better than that back-alley sh*t! These girls put themselves through hell over this. The punishment is themselves. They don’t need people outside to tell them they’re going to hell.

“Back-alley” abortions were not the scourge pro-abortion activists claim they were, and legalizing abortion did not have a huge influence on abortion deaths. The abortion worker “doesn’t approve” and says she’s just “doing her job.” But she is clearly uneasy. It is the emotional trauma of the women that bothers her so much, but the plight of the aborted baby also moves her. She says:

The later ones, though, they’re bad – you see little arms and feet… little, but you know what they are, and you know what’s really being done.

She knows that what is “really being done” is the actual killing of a real human being. It seems that this abortion worker might be receptive to pro-lifers’ efforts to reach out to her. She realizes that abortion is wrong, and that it hurts women and kills babies.  She may be right on the edge of quitting her job. When you go sidewalk counseling at an abortion facility, keep in mind that there may be workers like this woman. Reach out to them with compassion, and refer them to And Then There Were None.

Many (though perhaps not all) abortion workers know they are taking a life every time they commit or assist in an abortion. This stands in contrast to pro-abortion advocates who claim that abortion is just the removal of some “tissue” or “cells.” Those who witness abortions every day cannot hide from themselves the reality that abortion kills babies.


Do You Know What To Say???


MAY 20, 2017

9:30 – 11:30 am 

Right to Life of Northeast Ohio
572 W. Market St. Suite 2
Akron, OH 44303
Driving Directions

Dear Friend,

When you witness or do sidewalk counseling at an abortion facility or Planned Parenthood, it’s not always enough to rely on your faith that what you are saying and doing is the best answer to saving lives.   The best ways to approach abortion-minded women are not always the ones that seem most obvious to us. This can be a last attempt to turn hearts away from abortion and to offer real help, or to be an outward sign to the community that you stand for life

Come and learn how to put your beliefs into action and to be better prepared to deal with those who are abortion-minded.
Class size is limited!  There is no charge for the class, but donations are gladly accepted! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 330-762-2785.  We look forward to seeing you on May 20!


Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, 572 W. Market St. Suite 2, Akron, OH 44303