Written by Jamieson Gordon, Director of Communications & Marketing, Ohio Right to Life
If you’ve grown up in the Catholic faith, it’s likely you’ve been exposed to the pro-life movement. People may not know more beyond the fact that the pro-life movement is fighting against the scourge of abortion. Let’s dive a little deeper into what the pro-life movement is doing in Columbus and across Ohio and how you can get involved.
Ohio Right to Life is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots statewide pro-life organization. With over 45 chapters across the state, and 51 years of fighting for a more pro-life Ohio, we are passionately fighting to protect the dignity of human life from conception until natural death.
Ohio Right to Life functions in three specific ways. We have a 501(c)3, the Ohio Right to Life Educational Fund, which seeks to change hearts and minds by educating people on the inherent dignity of human life, through grassroots efforts, booths at fairs, and hosting various educational events. We also have the Ohio Right to Life Society, which seeks to advocate on behalf of important pro-life legislation that is moving through the Ohio Statehouse. Finally, we have the Ohio Right to Life Political Action Committee, which vets, endorses and supports pro-life candidates to elected office.
Maybe this is the first time you’ve heard about us and you’re feeling the tug to get more involved in the pro-life movement. It is crucial that pro-life Ohioans across the state come together and link arms in the fight to end the greatest human rights abuse of our times. To get involved, we suggest you visit ohiolife.org/volunteer and sign up. Or, if you want to attend committee hearings at the Statehouse or get involved in a more specific way, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One specific way you can get involved this month is by attending the Roe Remembrance rally, hosted by one of our affiliates, Greater Columbus Right to Life. This meaningful time of remembrance will bring together pro-lifers from around the Columbus metro to spend some time in solemn remembrance and prayer for the 60 million lives lost since Roe v. Wade was handed down 46 years ago.
Abortion ended the lives of 20,893 Ohioans last year. This number is far too high and Ohio Right to Life will not stop until the Ohio Abortion Report reads “Zero. Nothing to report.” In the last eight years, we’ve seen 21 pro-life initiatives signed into law, abortions decrease by 25%, and half of Ohio’s abortion facilities shuttered. We’re just getting started, and we want YOU to be a part of all that we’ll be doing in the future.
As Mother Teresa once said “The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion.” Again, if you’re feeling the tug to get more involved, please email us at email@example.com
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