FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2006
The Executive Director of the Christian Coalition of Ohio, Chris Long, issued
the following statement today in support of House Bill 228.
“We are here on this historic day to support House Bill 228, to ban abortion
in the state of Ohio. While this bill may not be the final legislative
vehicle to prohibit abortion in Ohio, it is an important start on the long
road to affecting change to Ohio's abortion policy. In the anticipation of
Roe v. Wade eventually being set aside or overturned, the time has come to
embrace the very real possibility of states again determining their own
positions on abortion law. Ohio today is joining the ranks of several other
states, including South Dakota, Kansas, and Louisiana, to pursue this
constructive and long overdue consideration of the abortion issue from a
Those who defend abortion do so by framing the discussion in terms of a
woman’s “right to choose.” What is that choice? Choosing abortion means
choosing to end human life. Knowing that no amount of spin will change this
hard fact, those who support abortion can do so only by obscuring and
ignoring the gruesome truth of abortion. They refuse to acknowledge the pain
an unborn baby suffers as it is being aborted. They ignore the baby’s beating
heart at 18 days and brain waves as early as 6 weeks. They reject the
sonogram and ultrasound revealing the precious, vibrant human life.
Ultimately, the consequence of their “right to choose” is a culture of death.
I am confident that if allowed to weigh in on this issue, the majority of the
citizens of Ohio will choose life. We look forward to working with the Ohio
General Assembly and other pro-life organizations to ultimately ban abortion
For more information, please contact Chris Long at 330-887-1922.