FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Elizabeth Marbach
DATE: Saturday, April 15, 2023 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio—This morning, it was discovered that The Bowling Green Pregnancy Center (BGPC) was vandalized by the pro-abortion extremist group “Jane’s Revenge." On their building was written “fake clinic, fund abortion, abort God, Jane’s Revenge.” Jane’s Revenge’s tagline is “If abortions aren’t safe, you’re not either.” The group vandalized hundreds of pro-life pregnancy centers throughout the nation last summer after the Dobbs decision was announced.
BGPC provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI testing, parenting classes, and all the infant and toddler supplies moms need to take care of their babies. Alongside over 180 pregnancy centers across the state of Ohio, they help to provide $15 million worth of services to moms, dads, and babies in need.
Ohio Right to Life’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Range, responded, “Those who work at the BGPC are some of the kindest, loving, and caring individuals you could ever meet. Knowing these individuals personally, this attack on their center will only strengthen their resolve to continue to love those in need.”
Within hours of the vandalism being discovered, a group of college students and local Knights of Columbus came to help clean up the vandalism. Range stated, “A huge thank you should be given to the local Knights of Columbus council and the college students who came out to help the cleanup process immediately upon seeing the vandalism. They represent the Bowling Green community at its finest.”
“In the broader context, though, there have been well over 100 attacks against pro-life pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations since last year,” continued Range. “Everyone in this state and nation, no matter their political affiliation or stance on abortion, should support centers and organizations that help mothers. I pray local officials, statewide elected members, and national leaders will all rise to the moment and speak out against these attacks to put an end to these senseless attacks once and for all.”
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 35 chapters and local affiliates, 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.