Election Day is Tuesday, November 8
Election Day is around the corner and it is more important than ever to make your voice heard. Vote for Life!
Early voting is open now throughout Ohio, and Election Day is November 8.
As you prepare to cast your pro-life vote, here are three valuable resources that will help you identify life-affirming candidates!
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Ohio pregnancy help makes national spotlight.
The vast ongoing wave of attacks on the pregnancy help community by politicians, elected officials, the media, and social media outlets was offset for a bit by a recent television interview highlighting the truth of pregnancy help.
The Fox and Friends segment opened with video of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams making her false claim about fetal heartbeats.
“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” stated Abrams. “It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.” Vice President Kamala Harris followed Abrams’ clip, with a report on Harris’s praising abortion advocate attorneys general because they are, “Taking on, rightly, the crisis pregnancy centers.”
Fox and Friends host Rachel Campos-Duffy countered the prevalent media bias against pregnancy help with her interview of Moriah, a pregnancy help client, and Margie Christie, executive director of Dayton Right to Life.
Campos -Duffy had been the keynote speaker in September for of Dayton Right to Life’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Having witnessed the testimonies of clients at the event, she was inspired to highlight Moriah’s story.
“I think the biggest thing is that pregnancy centers offer help,” Moriah said. The Help Me Grow program supports parents all the way up to their child’s fifth birthday with services.
“Ultimately when you go there, they are not choosing anything for you. It is a starting point.”
Christie commented on the media pressure to suppress facts about what an abortion actually does in favor of pushing for abortion on demand.
“They operate as if women can’t be trusted with fetal development information or other options,” she said.
“The side effects of the abortion pill and side effects of abortion on later pregnancies,” Christie continued. “They just don’t want women to know. Give women the information, give them all their options.”
Abortion centers and pregnancy help organizations both impact the community. The difference is one results in death, and the other, life.
New Baby Box Allows for Safe Surrender of Infants in Northwest Ohio.
The Safe Haven Baby Box is a safe place for an infant to be securely and legally surrendered while maintaining the parent’s anonymity.
The Safe Haven Baby Box at St. Rita’s Medical Center will be immediately available after its unveiling as a secure place for infants to be legally surrendered and then placed for adoption.
“The Safe Haven Baby Box is a service we hope our patients and community won’t ever need to use, but it’s an important addition to the compassionate care we offer at St. Rita’s Medical Center. With the addition of this Baby Box, we are furthering our mission and continuing to be a resource for the underserved by helping to ensure the health and well-being of the newest and most vulnerable residents of Lima and our surrounding communities,” Ronda Lehman, president of Mercy Health, said.
Research conducted by Sarah Bassitt, DNP, RN, with St. Rita’s Medical Center, identified a community need in Lima for a Safe Haven Baby Box after a study found more than 24 percent of the population live below the poverty line. Many abandoned infants are either premature or have other medical challenges. St. Rita’s Medical Center became the obvious choice of location so that any surrendered infants can obtain care from a medical team as efficiently as possible.
The Safe Haven Baby Box in Lima is the eighth box installed in Ohio. Others are located in Hicksville, Van Wert, Defiance, Cincinnati, Batavia, Sunbury, and Troy. The organization plans to install more boxes in the state in the future.
White House Refuses to Address Arrests of Pro-Lifers Amid Attacks on Pregnancy Resource Centers
President Joe Biden’s administration is refusing to address why it’s focusing efforts on arresting pro -life activists amid national outcry over dozens of attacks on pro-life centers and churches.
At least 86 Catholic churches and 74 pregnancy resource centers and pro-life organizations have been attacked since the May leak of the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a Catholic Vote tracker.
The FBI has said that it’s investigating attacks targeting “pregnancy resource centers, faith-based organizations, and reproductive health clinics across the country” as “potential acts of domestic violent extremism, [Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act] violations, or violent crime matters,” but the bureau has apparently not arrested anyone in connection with the attacks on pro-life centers and churches.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department has charged at least 13 individuals with violations of the FACE Act since the beginning of October. Those includes Mark Houck, a pro-life activist and Catholic father of 11 accused of pushing a pro-abortion volunteer while praying outside an abortion clinic. Houck has said the volunteer was harassing his son.
Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, who oversees the Justice Department’s investigations into potential FACE Act violations, has called pro-life centers “harmful” and “predatory” and called for exposing “fake clinics,” as The Washington Free Beacon’s Chuck Ross reports.
The Justice Department has not addressed many requests for comment from The Daily Signal regarding Republican accusations that the Biden administration is selectively enforcing the FACE Act against pro-life activists.
A Winning Issue: Republicans Attack Democrats’ Abortion Extremism.
The Democrats’ hopes of riding abortion advocacy into a big blue wave in the midterm elections are washing out to sea, as Republicans’ proactive attacks on Democrats’ support for abortion until the moment of birth has turned the tide.
The Washington State Republican Party has sent a mailer to multiple swing districts noting that the Democratic candidate’s “plan calls for partial -birth abortion” and “abortion up until the due date, with no safeguards.” It branded candidates such as Alicia Rule “too extreme,” even for the deep-blue Pacific Northwest. Around the country, pro -life candidates have taken to the offense and seen their poll numbers surge — a far cry from confident predictions of a post-Dobbs “pink wave” that rejects “GOP’s Anti-Choice Extremism.”
Abortion activists simply failed to understand voters’ position on abortion, said Connor Semelsberger, director of Federal Affairs at the Family Research Council.
Republicans have increasingly turned an issue they were advised to avoid into an effective campaign tool. In Ohio, Republican J.D. Vance referenced the full gamut of Democrat Tim Ryan’s abortion voting record. “He voted for a piece of legislation that would have overturned Roe and required abortion-on-demand at 40 weeks for fully elective reasons.
Republican candidates’ success in campaigning on abortion comes down to a simple fact, said Semelsberger: “Unfettered access to abortion with no limitations or clear health measures to protect the life of the mother has always and will always be an extreme political position in America.”