There is still much work to be done, and we at Ohio Right to Life invite you to join us in our efforts. In 2012, we will continue to promote new laws and initiatives to help the unborn:
Defund Planned Parenthood. House Bill 298 and Senate Bill 201 would defund Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country. In 2010 alone, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) received $487.4 million in tax dollars over a twelve-month period and performed 329,455 abortions. Ohio Right to Life wants to divert those funds to public health departments, community health centers, and ultimately, crisis pregnancy centers.
Honor the work of our life-saving pregnancy centers. There are over 150 life-affirming crisis pregnancy centers across the state who, funded solely by private donations, provide assistance, support, and referrals to women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy. H.C.R. 32 is a resolution that was introduced just last week to bring attention and awareness to the work these centers do to save lives and protect babies and their mothers.
Be involved in local efforts. Thank you for being a part of Miami County Right to Life! These efforts at the county level are so important and are sincerely life-changing to many young women and their families.
Elect a pro-life president in 2012. As the election year advances and we get to know the candidates, it is important to remember the state of our country. Abortion has been legal for 39 years and we have experienced four years of a staunchly pro-abortion administration. What can we do to enact change, heal our country of the hurt that abortion has caused, and eventually overturn the horrible decision of Roe?
We can elect a pro-life president in 2012. A pro-life leader will appoint pro-life Supreme Court Justices, who will then help our country return to its pro-life foundations, valuing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.