Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorses Common-Sense Pro-life Ohioans
Major Pro-Life Wins Predicted for Mid-Term Elections
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katherine McCann
DATE: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
PHONE: (614) 547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, the Ohio Right to Life PAC announced its endorsements for the 2014 general elections, predicting major wins in the statewide and Ohio Supreme Court races. Following four years of pro-life leadership from Governor John Kasich, the PAC issued a second endorsement for the governor. The PAC also endorsed two pro-life women, Sharon Kennedy and Judi French, for the Ohio Supreme Court. As a traditionally bipartisan organization, the ORTL PAC supported four Democrats: John Rogers (House District 60), Representative Mike Curtin (House District 17), Representative Bill Patmon (House District 10) and Cecil Thomas (Senate District 9).
“The winning trend for the Ohio Right to Life PAC is to endorse a diverse group of common-sense pro-life Democrats and Republicans,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “We are predicting that Planned Parenthood’s knee-jerk Democrat endorsements will fail miserably, from Ed FitzGerald to the bottom of the barrel. They’ll have no choice but to bury their failed, false ‘War on Women’ rhetoric and accept once and for all that Ohio is a common-sense, pro-life state.”
Ohio Right to Life has endorsed almost four times as many candidates as Planned Parenthood has for the Ohio House and Ohio Senate. With anticipated pro-life gains in the Statehouse, the Ohio Right to Life PAC predicts a stronger pro-life General Assembly in 2015. An additional two pro-life seats are expected to be picked up by ORTL PAC-endorsed candidates Republican Kyle Koehler (House District 79) and Democrat Cecil Thomas (Senate District 9).
“Our diverse, pro-life strategy succeeded in the primaries, and we have every reason to believe it will succeed in the general election,” said Gonidakis. “Ohio Right to Life represents all parties. We are confident that this fall Ohio will diversify its pro-life voice, with new perspectives from both the African American community and the Democratic Party.”
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 local chapters, 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.