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We Have Now Been Killing Children for 40 Years The Time to End it is NOW!

January 22, 2013 – For Immediate Release

The infamous and unconstitutional Supreme Court Decision Roe v. Wade was handed down on January 22, 1973--forty years ago.

“Roe v. Wade turns 40 today, but the 55 million babies killed because of it never will,” said Janet (Folger) Porter, President of Faith2Action.

“The best way to protest 40 years of abortion on demand is to END it,” said Porter, who vowed to re-introduce the Heartbeat Bill in Ohio again this year to protect every child whose heartbeat can be heard.

“The most asked question after the March for Life is, ‘What now?’” stated Porter. “The answer: join us in bringing the killing to an END at”

Hundreds of national and state leaders support the Heartbeat bill, which is also being introduced in other states in addition to Ohio.

More information will be made available regarding the Heartbeat Bill and how to play a part in its passage at the website

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"In my experienced opinion, the protective Heartbeat Bill will drastically modify Roe vs. Wade and lead directly to its reversal. I do not say this lightly. " –Dr. Jack Willke, Co- founder of Right to Life

2,200 Ohio Babies Die Each Month (30 sec)

John J. Jakubczyk, Esq., Southwest Life and Law Center Explains the Legal Implications of the Heartbeat Bill

Ohio Pastors Speak out for the Heartbeat Bill

Dr. Jack Willke, Founder, Right to Life explains
why it is critical that the Heartbeat Bill is passed
by the Ohio Senate.



Constitutional Law Professor, David F. Forte, Appointed Chief Counsel to the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations, Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family under Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI, Former Judge: "HB 125, the Heartbeat Bill, is the most valuable for protecting the lives of the unborn. With this law, I say unhesitatingly, there is much to gain, and nothing to lose."

Matt Barber, Esq. Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action: "The Heartbeat Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation in decades. It is not just a small step, but a giant leap toward reviving the spirit of the Declaration of Independence which was stolen from us in 1973. Our Founders recognized that we are each endowed by our creator with the unalienable right to life. The heartbeat is, and has always been, the most basic and universal measure for life."  

Dr. John (Jack) C. Willke, founder of National Right to Life, president of International Right to Life, Life Issues Institute: "While I am for protecting all unborn babies, this bill is a giant step toward our goal since it will protect at least 95 percent of all babies in Ohio who would otherwise be aborted. Ohio can see history repeat and lead the way. I strongly encourage you to lend your leadership and support to the Heartbeat Bill."

Dr. Carmen Armstrong, Obstetrician: "From a physician's perspective, the verbiage of the heartbeat bill makes perfect sense. A 'detectable heartbeat' is the critical parameter that signifies life for every patient I encounter and is the first vital sign I can document for a baby (usually by 6 weeks with an ultrasound). As an obstetrician, I look for a heartbeat on every ultrasound performed as it identifies life."

Kathryn Bretz, Post-Abortive Woman, Cleveland, OH: "Knowing that I killed my own precious baby, who had a beating heart, has traumatized and devastated me beyond description and has destroyed so much happiness and has lead to chronic migraine pain easily triggered by inconsolable grieving. An unplanned pregnancy would have lead to unplanned joy. I regret this choice with every fiber of my heart and soul... I've thought about and loved this baby intensely every day of my life for almost 30 years. And I never was a mom to another child-due to infertility. This means that in a moment of haste, in my youth, not fully informed, I killed the only child I ever conceived. If I would have seen an ultrasound and seen that beating heart, wild horses couldn't have kept me in that clinic! I would have known the truth and my baby would be alive today.

Father Frank Pavone, Priests for Life: "I urge you to lead the way by endorsing The Heartbeat Bill, Ohio's strongest piece of legislation. The nation is watching you and they are ready to follow!"

Economist Jerry Tuma: "If you look at the economic impact of this, just in the first year of baby costs...if you include wipes, formulas, baby food, bottles, clothing, medicine, toiletries, car seats, strollers, diapers, cribs and changing tables, saving those 20,000 annually aborted babies would have produced $203,000 of economic growth for the state of Ohio."

Melissa Ohden, Attempted Saline Abortion Survivor:  "As a survivor, I believe that I can speak for all of the children like me who have been aborted or those who are at risk of being aborted, in saying that WE SUPPORT THIS BILL and WE URGE YOU TO DO THE SAME. It may somehow be easy for some to deny the right to life of a child in the womb when you never heard their heartbeat, when you never come face to face with them as a fellow human being, but what if you did come face to face with them? Who in this room wants to look me in the eye today and tell me that I was not worth protecting from abortion? Who in this room wants to tell my daughter that her mother's life, and therefore, her life, were not worth defending?"

Leading Ohio Supporters

Representative Lynn Wachtmann, Sponsor
53 State Representatives, Co-Sponsors

Congressman Steve Chabot
Congressman Jim Jordan
State Treasurer Josh Mandel
State Auditor Dave Yost
Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State
George Voinovich, former U.S. Senator & Governor of Ohio
Bob McEwen, former U.S. Congressman
Phil Burress, President, Citizens for Community Values Action
Linda Theis, President, Ohio Pro-Life Action and former President of Ohio Right to Life
Dr. John Willke, Right to Life pioneer
Janet (Folger) Porter, President of Faith2Action, former Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life
Lori Viars, Vice Chair of the Warren County Republican Party
Mark Harrington, Exec. Director, Created Equal
Chris Long, Ohio Christian Alliance
Bobbi Radeck, Executive Director, Concerned Women for America of Ohio
Crystal Gurry, Legislative Liaison, Concerned Women for America of Ohio
Tom Brinkman, former State Representative
Ron Hood, former State Representative
Ed Kasputis, former State Representative (and Treasurer of Ohio Pro-Life Action)
Linda Reidelbach, former State Representative
Diana Fessler, former State Representative
Susie Stechschulte, Past Pres., Ohio Right to Life
Jane Grimm, Past President of Ohio Right to Life
Matthew Parker, Front Porch Strategies
Barry Sheets, CEO of Principled Policy Consulting
Linda Harvey, Mission America
Diane Stover, NE Ohio Values Voters
Pat Banaszak, Family & Youth Initiatives
Ducia Hamm, Exec. Director, Ashland Care Center
Mark Stevenson, Ohioans for Educational Freedom
Pastor Tim Sheets
Pastor Ernie Sanders, Radio Host
Brad Mattes, Executive Director, Life Issues Institute
Gary Anderson of Knights of Columbus

National Supporters

Dr. James Dobson, Founder, Focus on the Family
Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Congressman Louie Gohmert
Congressman Steve King
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas
Jay Alan Sekulow, Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice
Walter Weber, Senior Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council Action
David F. Forte, Constitutional Law Professor, Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family under Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI
John G. Farnan, President, National Lawyers Assoc. former President, Cleveland Right to Life
Richard Thompson, President & Chief Counsel, Thomas More Law Center
Roy Moore, former Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
James Robison, LIFE Outreach International, Host of Life Today TV Show
Joe Scheidler, Pro-Life Action
Troy Newman, Operation Rescue
Gary Bauer, President, American Values
Dr. Rick Scarborough, President, Vision America
Bobby Schindler, Exec. Director of Terry Schiavo Life & Hope Network
Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Assoc.
Allan E. Parker, President, The Justice Foundation, Former Law Professor
Wendy Wright, former President, Concerned Women for America
Mat Staver, Dean of Liberty Law School
Cynthia Dunbar, Law Professor, Liberty Univ.
Lila Rose, President, Live Action
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
National Black Pro-Life Coalition
Joe Brinck, Sanctity of Life Foundation
Bishop Harry Jackson
Phillip L. Jauregui, Judicial Action Group
Rick Joyner, President Oak Initiative
Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform
Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspective Ministries
Rabbi Aryeh Spero, Caucus for America
Dr. Jim Garlow, Chairman, Renewing American Leadership
Abby Johnson, pro-life speaker, author
Dr. Bo Kuhar, Exec. Dir., Pharmacists for Life
Andrea Lafferty, Traditional Values Coalition
Barret Duke:, Southern Baptist Convention
C. Fletcher Armstrong, Ph.D., Center for Bioethical Reform
Bishop E W Jackson Sr., President, Stand America
Don Feder, World Congress of Families
Ken Hutcherson, Pastor of Antioch Bible Church and Former NFL player