Earlier this month, it was announced that Planned Parenthood was closing two of their Greater Cincinnati facilities. TODAY is that day – the last day these two facilities will be able to steer women wrong by referring them for abortions at the downtown location. Or sell them their failure-prone contraception.
Ohio Regional Coordinator Lily Hutkowski attended a rally at a community health center in Cincinnati today, celebrating the closures and the better options for women’s healthcare. She weighed in on what these closures mean for women:
This news came after Planned Parenthood recently made their abortion priorities clear by voluntarily leaving the Title X program and giving up about $60 million after President Trump made a requirement for women to receive full information about life-affirming options. Chump change for them, really.
Ohio has been a pro-life powerhouse lately (watch out Georgia & Alabama!). They’ve defunded Planned Parenthood at the state level, they have these two facilities closing, Toldeo is now surgical abortion-free, the grimy Dayton facility’s future is blissfully uncertain, and Ohio has one of the highest concentrations of pro-life student groups in the country (who will be hosting dozens of stops of SFLA’s fall display!). Plus, Kristan Hawkins is kicking off her Fall 2019 speaking tour at Kent State University – home to a brave student group who battles all sorts of harassment.
Ohio is still a ways off from being totally abortion-free, but with this level of momentum, it’s only a matter of time! Pro-life advocates and students in Ohio should be feeling proud of their accomplishments – and other states should be looking to this purple state as an example of how to make things happen!