Ohio’s Pro-Life Movement Maintains Forward Momentum
Pro-Life Candidates Sweep Statewide Offices, Ensuring Four More Years of Pro-Life Progress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio–Yesterday, all five Ohio statewide Ohio Right to Life-endorsed candidates won their races. At the top of the ticket, Mike DeWine won big over his Planned Parenthood and NARAL-endorsed opponent, Richard Cordray. Current Auditor of State Dave Yost won his bid for Attorney General, and current State Representative Keith Faber won his bid to replace Yost as Auditor. State Senator Frank LaRose won his race to become Ohio’s next Secretary of State, and State Representative Robert Sprague won and will be the next Treasurer of State.
“The importance of this victory cannot be overstated,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “Pro-Life Ohioans persevered in the face of a so-called blue wave and voted to ensure Ohio will remain pro-life for the next 4 years. The Buckeye state is incredibly blessed to have Mike DeWine and Dave Yost’s pro-life leadership continue in Ohio. This proves what we’ve been saying all along: Ohio is a pro-life state, and Ohioans of good conscience won’t sit idly by and allow men and women who don’t respect the dignity of all human life to run our government.”
Over the past eight years, under a pro-life governor’s administration in a pro-life majority in both houses, Ohio has seen unprecedented progress in the pro-life movement, with twenty pro-life initiatives signed into law, and a drop in the number of abortions in Ohio totaling over 25%.
“The Ohio Right to Life PAC is thrilled to have endorsed and worked with the candidates that we did this past cycle,” said Marshal Pitchford, Chairman of the Ohio Right to Life PAC. “Their hardwork throughout this cycle only solidifies what we have already known about them: that they will work even harder to protect innocent life, from conception until natural death. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with our pro-life statewide candidates and our pro-life legislators to see more lives saved across Ohio.”
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.