“Mike DeWine earned Ohio’s pro-life vote and our endorsement by serving honorably to protect women and their children,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “After enacting 20 pro-life initiatives during the past 7 years, Ohio must continue its progress with a strong pro-life partner in the Governor’s office. Mike DeWine’s pro-life accomplishments has saved countless babies and their mothers and it is with great pride and confidence that we endorse him today. I urge our membership to not only vote for the DeWine ticket, but to also work actively within their communities to promote DeWine’s pro-life message. DeWine has a proven track record from crafting life saving laws at the state and national level, to his fierce defense of Ohio’s current abortion regulations in state and federal court. Ohio Right to Life is proud to endorse Mike DeWine for governor.”
In 2016, 92 percent of Ohio Right to Life PAC endorsed or supported candidates won their races.
“Mike DeWine has long been a passionate defender of the right to life of every human person,” said Marshal Pitchford, chairman of the Ohio Right to Life PAC board. “Ohio needs strong pro-life leaders who will protect and defend innocent human life. Mike DeWine will assuredly do just that.”
Ohio Right to Life is proud of its longstanding support of Mary Taylor and the organization thanks her for always promoting the value of human life. However, based upon DeWine’s distinguished pro-life record, commanding lead in the governor’s race and ability to win the general election, the decision to endorse Mike DeWine was clear.
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 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.