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Pregnancy Center Funding at Risk, Contact Your Ohio Legislator

by | Jun 21, 2019

By Ohio Right to Life

A few weeks ago, we informed you that the Senate added $5 million dollars into the Ohio biennial operating budget for Ohio’s pregnancy help centers. This is a huge increase from the $1 million that has been allocated in the budget over the last several years! Unsurprisingly, pro-abortion organizations have attacked the reputation of pregnancy centers and tried to remove this funding. Thankfully, our Ohio senators believe in the potential of our pregnancy centers and their clients and maintained the funding in the budget bill they voted on yesterday.

The bill still needs to be finalized through conference committee though. This is where you come in: it’s possible that while the Ohio House and Senate debate policy and funding, this important program could be overlooked and the funding could even be reduced. Can you reach out to your legislator today and ask that they maintain the $5 million dollars for the Ohio Parenting and Pregnancy Program?

Here is some sample language you can use in a phone call or email:

I’m contacting you today to maintain the $5 million in funding for the Ohio Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program in the state budget. There is no better way to empower local organizations to reach more women and work to promote healthy birth outcomes than to continue to fund this program. Pregnancy help centers, with few exceptions, are completely donor-funded. With increased funding from the state made available to them, they will be able to increase their capacity to serve even more women and their families, the impact of which can be measured in the number of lives saved!

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Categories: Legislation
Tags: Ohio