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What A Wild Ride We’re On!

January 25, 2017
Dear Friend,
      Donald Trump has been the President of the United States for less than one week, and it’s been a wild ride!  The past year has been filled with controversy, rhetoric and disharmony, and none of that has abated since the inauguration only 5 short days ago. Here’s my recap on a few things:

1.   Last October, a tape of crude and inappropriate comments made about women by Donald Trump was released.  It was disgusting and horrifying.  Women were outraged!  Yet what a double standard many of those women have!  This past Saturday, marches about women’s rights were held around the country in supposed protest about Donald Trump’s disregard for women, yet he hadn’t been in office 24 hours, and the behavior and signage of many of the march participants was much more crude and disgusting than what was revealed by the tape of Donald Trump.  How hypocritical! The speakers and the march participants did not show much regard for being women, and actually CELEBRATED the legality of killing an unborn child.   What did they think they accomplished by this march?  The women’s march certainly didn’t represent me!

2.  One of President Trump’s first actions this week was to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which effectively stops U.S. funding of abortion to international locations.  Hallelujah!   The only negative here is that there is an exception to rape, incest and fetal anomalies in this policy, and that needs to be changed.

3.  HR7 was passed by Congress this week and now goes to the Senate. No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes permanent the so-called Hyde Amendment. Thus far the amendment, which prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid, has been subject to annual renewal. The bill also removes funding from Obamacare. The BAD thing about this bill is that it also has exceptions for rape, incest and fetal anomalies that need to be removed.  Contact your senator to support this bill, but REMOVE THE EXCEPTIONS!

I do have more hope for the future than ever before with the election of our new president, but I’m not taking it for granted.   Watch for updates here soon about what you can do to make a difference.
In the meantime, pray for all of us who will be going to Washington DC this Friday to march for women’s rights, born and unborn, at the March for Life.
Our work goes on.

For Life,
Denise Leipold

Executive Director

Thank you!


    A big thank you to Bishop Murry from the Diocese of Youngstown!

Since we serve Portage County (which is in the diocese of Youngstown), we were requested by the diocese to take part in a pro-life expo held last Saturday by the diocese in Canton.  At the mass celebrated by Bishop Murry, he bestowed a special blessing on all of us who will be attending the March for Life in Washington, DC.  We met many wonderful people at the expo, and will also be participating at the expo this coming Sunday in Youngstown, weather permitting and we don’t get stuck in Washington!

The REAL Truth…

American Life League’s video entitled
“Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger?”
will air on EWTN this week!
Thursday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m. EST

Saturday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m. EST.


Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger? unmasks the contraceptive mentality and Planned Parenthood’s racist and eugenic roots. This is an excellent video to watch in light of all the publicity that Planned Parenthood has received over the last week.
After watching the video, ALL would like your feedback. Please e-mail mflores@all.org to let them know what you think.
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Ban on Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Overseas

Ohio Right to Life

Pres. Trump reinstates ban on taxpayer funding for abortions overseas
Trump Admin. advances pro-life policies ahead of the March for Life

     CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Monday, January 23, 2017     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, one day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning taxpayer funding for abortions overseas. What is known as the “Mexico City Policy” was originally established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. President Obama infamously rescinded the policy when he took office in 2009. The reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy could affect foreign pro-abortion groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which operates in 180 countries.
“After eight years of Barack Obama’s pro-abortion policies, pro-life Americans are relieved to finally see their taxpayer dollars being safeguarded again,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “This is a momentous order by our new President, and telling that he would time it with the tragic anniversary of Roe. Ohio Right to Life applauds President Trump for making de-funding the abortion industry one of his first orders of business.”

The reinstatement of the pro-life policy comes just days before hundreds of thousands of pro-life people are expected to attend the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. on Friday.

“One of the main reasons that so many voters flocked to President Trump during the election was because of the promises he made to the pro-life community,” said Gonidakis. “Elections have consequences, and we are so grateful that so early in Mr. Trump’s presidency, those consequences are life-affirming. With great anticipation, we look forward to the many more pro-life policies to come in 2017.”

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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.