ORTL PAC Reveals Bipartisan Slate of Pro-Life Candidates

     CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Tuesday, March 20, 2018     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the Ohio Right to Life PAC announced its endorsements for the Ohio Primary Election on May 8, 2018.

“The May 2018 primary is critical for Ohio’s pro-life movement to maintain the momentum of the last eight years,” said Mike Gonidakis, speaking on behalf of the Ohio Right to Life PAC. “After weeks of screening and interviewing candidates, the Ohio Right to Life PAC strongly encourages pro-life Ohio to vote for these men and women, who represent an impressive, bipartisan slate of pro-life candidates. After eight years of pro-life success, every pro-life Ohioans should head to the polls to maintain leadership that will forward life-saving policies and initiatives.”

In 2018, the Ohio Right to Life PAC will work with national organizations, including National Right to Life and Susan B. Anthony List, to advocate for pro-life candidates at the grassroots level and urge informed pro-life voter turnout. In 2016, 92 percent of Ohio Right to Life PAC endorsed candidates won their races.

“The last seven years have made one thing very clear: when strong pro-life leaders take office, our effort to change hearts and minds for life is successful” said Gonidakis. “Since 2011, Ohio has enacted 20 new pro-life laws, including the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and abortions in Ohio have hit a 40 year low. The Ohio Right to Life PAC urges every Ohioan to vote pro-life in this historic and important primary election. The outcome of this year’s election will effect the lives of mothers and their babies for years to come.”

Notable endorsed candidates include:

Jim Renacci – U.S. Senate

Anthony Gonzalez – U.S. House District 16

Robert Sprague – Treasurer of State

Kevin Bacon – U.S. House District 12

Troy Balderson – U.S. House District 12

Melanie Leneghan – U.S. House District 12

Niraj Antani with Honor Roll status – State House District 42

Derek Merrin with Honor Roll status – State House District 47

Steve Wilson with Honor Roll status – State Senate District 7

To view all primary endorsements made by the Ohio Right to Life Political Action Committee, click here.

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.