Ohio Right to Life Responds to U.S. Rep. Emilia Sykes Encouraging Violence Against Pregnancy Resource Centers

DATE: Friday, April 21, 2023     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio— Today, Ohio Right to Life responds to Congresswoman Emilia Sykes introducing legislation that would penalize pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs).

This legislation comes less than a week after an Ohio Pregnancy Center, Bowling Green Pregnancy Center, was attacked by the abortion extremist group Jane's Revenge. Since last year, PRCs and other pro-life organizations have been victims of constant violent attacks, vandalism, and death threats—with over 250 documented incidents, including multiple fire bombings.

"This legislation is a complete dog whistle to encourage more violence and vandalism against pro-life pregnancy resource centers," stated Ohio Right to Life's Director of Communications, Elizabeth Marbach. "Just last Saturday, an Ohio clinic was attacked by abortion extremists with hateful messages, and instead of the Congresswoman condemning the attack, she praises it by introducing this bill."

Marbach continued, "Real families depend on these pregnancy centers to survive. As a woman, I find it despicable that she is willing to rob women of tangible care and resources to advance her political agenda. We invite Rep. Sykes to visit any of the centers here in Ohio to see first-hand the work being done to support those in need."


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.

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