Legislative News

The Tiffin Right to Life closely monitors and responds to legislative issues at the local, state and federal level relating to all stages of life. This is where you will find the latest news regarding what's currently being addressed by the Ohio Senate, Ohio House, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives.  

When you see a “Call to Action” or “Urgent” or a similar title in your email from Tiffin RTL or the Coalition, please act immediately. This is your way of being a voice for the voiceless! You do count. Your most recent one was about conscience protections for medical professionals.

Federal

Lawmakers voted 48-46 against cloture -- against ending debate and allowing a vote on the misnamed Women's Health Protection Act. As a result the filibuster against the radical pro-abortion legislation was sustained and the bill is defeated, as 60 votes were necessary to move ahead to vote on the bill.

All Republicans voted pro-life against cloture on the radical pro-abortion bill and all Democrats, except for Senator Joe Manchin, voted pro-abortion for cloture. Democrat leaders and many mainstream news outlets portray the bill as an effort simply to "codify the right to an abortion" in response to the likelihood that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade later this year.

House Democrats propose elimination of the Hyde Amendment. If the Hyde Amendment is dropped, this means federal tax dollars will be used for abortions in the United States. Immediately after taking the oath of office, President Biden eliminated the Mexico City Policy, resulting in US federal tax dollars being spent for abortions in other countries. Sign the petition to Congress at www.NoTaxpayerAbortion.com Congress is trying to force Americans to pay for abortions by eliminating the Hyde Amendment, which has protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion for 45 years. Then BILLIONS of TAXPAYER dollars could be used to PAY FOR ABORTIONS!

According to Brian Clowes, PhD in an article published April 28, 2021, called "How Does Abortion Affect the United States?," the United States has aborted:
 

  • 2 United States presidents and 2 vice-presidents

  • 7 Supreme Court Justices, including one Chief Justice

  • 42 Nobel Prize winners

  • 108 state governors

  • 118 U.S. senators and 891 U.S. congressmen

  • 653 United States ambassadors

  • 206 Olympic medalists, including 80 gold medalists

To read the full article, visit: 
 

State of Ohio

 

 

Doctors and medical professionals across Ohio face daily challenges in providing medical care for their patients. Many are asked by their groups or hospitals to perform procedures against their moral and/or religious beliefs. 

Incorporated in the budget are the following life affirming provisions: 

  1. A "back-up" physician who signs for a variance in place of a hospital transfer agreement must meet specific requirements and have admitting privileges at a hospital within 25-miles.(Impacts Dayton's abortion mill)

  2. Funds are being directed to help support local programming directed to maternal health and support for pregnant mothers.

  3. Additional funding will be allocated to strengthen character-based sexual risk avoidance education programs in our schools and expand the successful Parenting and Pregnancy Program in Ohio.

  4. Religious Freedom protections are extended to Medical professionals - means doctors, nurses, and med students can not be punished for declining to perform abortions or prescribe puberty-blocking drugs to children.

On Wednesday December 22, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law the state’s Senate Bill 157, also known as the “Born-Alive Infant Protection Act” — requiring doctors to save the lives of babies who are born alive after attempted abortions. Doctors face felony charges of “abortion manslaughter” if they don’t comply Ohio SB 157 also allows for women to sue doctors for a baby’s “wrongful death” if a doctor doesn’t act to save the baby’s life. Doctors could also face the loss of their medical licenses. SB 157 also bans clinics who provide abortions from working with instructors at university/college-affiliated medical schools, state hospitals and other public institutions.

 

The Ohio House is being pressured to remove this language. This Conscience Protection Clause is at Risk! 

Immediately contact :

Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp

urge him to protect those medical professionals

who truly want to live by their oath

"TO DO NO HARM" 

Contact Speaker Bob Cupp now at his office: 

614-466-9624

and/or email him at rep04@ohiohouse.gov

The Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio (website www.rtlaohio.org)

Tiffin RTL has an affiliate membership with RTLACO (the “Coalition”), and Tiffin RTL members are encouraged to go to its website, click the “Get Involved” tab and then “Sign up for Alerts” in order to receive “Voter Voice” alerts from the Coalition. These alerts will become an important and easy way to send a message to your Legislator(s) about life issues.

Visit https://www.rtlaohio.org/get-involved to sign up

The "Friday Five" weekly updates generally contain several articles about pro-life issues and news (whether National or Ohio news) to help keep people updated on what is happening concerning life issues.  The officers of Tiffin Right to Life believe the information in these weekly updates should be shared with ALL Tiffin Right to Life members, and we will begin forwarding these weekly "Friday Five" emails directly to you.  

Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio follows a strict guideline for endorsing candidates. No candidate will be considered for endorsement if they fail to return the RTLACO questionnaire. It is also possible that the Coalition will not endorse a candidate if no one meets the standard. This year the Coalition has endorsed Jim Renacci for Governor and Josh Mandel for U.S. Senator. The Coalition endorsement information is available online at https://www.rtlaohio.org/election-2020

A new bill, HB 480, was introduced in Nov. 2021 in the Ohio House by Representatives Jenna Powell and Thomas Hall. It's similar to the recent Texas law and would "authorize private right of action for abortion or aiding abortion." There are 33 co-sponsors in the Ohio House for this bill. One of them is Gary Click, 88th District. The bill has now been assigned to the Families, Aging and Human Services Committee (Click is a member). For more info visit: 

If Roe were overturned or fundamentally weakened, the abortion issue will be decided by the individual states; 21 states have laws or constitutional amendments already in place that would make them certain to attempt to ban abortions as quickly as possible. 

Ohio House and Senate currently have several pro-life bills in the works including HB 616 that says schools shall not ”teach, use, or provide any curriculum or instructional materials on sexual orientation or gender identity” in “grades kindergarten through three.”A ban on telemedicine is being constitutionally challenged by Planned Parenthood. A ban on most abortions after a detectable heartbeat is detected is on hold. A law requiring fetal remains from a surgical abortion to be cremated or buried is on hold. Part of a ban on Dilation and Evacuation abortions is on hold.

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Stop Infanticide, Protect Babies Who Survive Abortions

Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio proudly endorses Josh Mandel for US State Senator in the 2022 Ohio senatorial race (to replace outgoing senator, Bob Portman). Mandel has a strong pro-life record in Ohio. "At a time when the Heartbeat Bill was first being debated, Josh was the ONLY statewide official to not only support the Heartbeat Bill, but to champion it," states RTLACO President Linda Theis. His official website for more information can be found here: 

For those interested in the Ohio 2020 abortion statistics, a full report is available online as a PDF. It is unclear whether a similar report exists for National abortion statistics. 
Induced+Abortions+in+Ohio+2020.pdf
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Regional

Members are encouraged to write Letters to the Editor to the Advertiser-Tribune

Airing on the St. John Paul The Great Catholic Radio Station, WSJG 103.3 FM Tiffin on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. is the "EWTN Pro-Life Weekly" hosted by Catherine Hadro. This program is an authoritative source for current issues of important that advance the culture of life and provides you with tools and information to become a local pro-life advocate. Learn more at johnpaulradio.org.

 Created Equal is an organization spearheading efforts to get cities designated as a Sanctuary City (where no abortions can be performed within the city). There are currently 39 cities in the United States designated as Sanctuary City, the largest being Lubbock, TX and one of the newest is Lebanon, OH.

Based on various demographic factors Tiffin does not currently qualify, but perhaps think of pursuing this for smaller communities in Seneca County (e.g., Bascom, New Riegel, Fostoria).

At the Seneca County Fair, petitions were available for people to sign if they would support Sanctuary City for their community.

Whispering

Five of our members attended the Bringing America Back to Life conference in Cleveland. All presentations, which were highly recommended by the attendees, can be listened to online at BringingAmericaBackToLife.org/
category/2022presentations