Ohio Right to Life


A newly proposed ballot initiative filed with the Ohio Attorney General's office would start the process of banning all abortions in the state.

Ohio Public Radio

The head of the state medical board says he won't participate in establishing rules for certifying doctors under Ohio's new medical marijuana law after taking on lobbying clients associated with the  industry.

WCBE Files

The anti-abortion group leader who also heads the state medical board says he will recuse himself from voting on a complaint involving three abortion providers he has publicly criticized.

Ohio Public Radio

The state plans to appeal Friday's order from a federal district judge that blocks a state law intended to divert public money from Planned Parenthood.


The U.S. Supreme Court has struck downa Texas law requiring doctors performing abortions  to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and requiring abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.

Ohio Right To Life's Krider Joins Husted's Office

Mar 18, 2016
Statehouse News Bureau

The leader of one of Ohio's most influential lobby groups has been named to a position in the Secretary of State's office. 

WCBE Files

Records show Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is in close contact with Ohio Right to Life, and group president Mike Gonidakis sent a text message to his communications chief when investigative findings were released against Planned Parenthood complimenting the press coverage.

Ohio Public Radio

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate has voted to defund Planned Parenthood and increase requirements for abortion providers.

The U.S. Supreme Court is blocking North Dakota from enforcing a strict ban on abortion that’s very similar to a bill proposed in Ohio.

Two Republican co-sponsors of a  bill that would require burial or cremation of fetal remains are clarifying their legislation. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican state lawmakers are introducing new legislation  requiring women who have abortions or miscarriages to designate arrangements for burial or cremation of fetuses.

Ohio AG Announces Results Of Planned Parenthood Investigation

Dec 11, 2015
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

  Attorney General Mike DeWine’s four month investigation into the activities of Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio clears the organization of wrongdoing in one way but opens up questions about another practice. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.  

Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The mass shooting at an abortion clinic in Colorado that killed four people, including one police officer, late last month is the latest example pro-choice activists say underscores why more needs to be done to protect those facilities. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, there’s a new bill in the Ohio legislature that would create protective barriers around those facilities.  


Next weekend the state’s leading anti-abortion group will be hosting a presidential candidate – and it’s not Governor John Kasich. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an abortion rights group over a public records request seeking communication between the Ohio Department of Health  and an anti-abortion organization.

During the past four years, Ohio legislators have passed several laws restricting abortion.

For the third time in as many legislative sessions, Ohio abortion opponents have introduced a proposal to ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected.

Some new bills at the Statehouse would make abortion illegal at earlier stages of pregnancy than existing law, which bans abortion after around 24 weeks.

Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan has switched his position and now supports abortion rights. 

Proposed new regulations on abortion could be among the first measures that lawmakers will see in the new session of the Ohio General Assembly.