Scioto County Right to Life exists to promote and defend the right to life of all innocent human beings, from the time of fertilization until natural death.
Email us at: email@example.com
Phone: (740) 353-1633
Address: P.O. Box 42, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Scioto County Right to Life officers are as follows:
President - Rev. Robert Coffey
Vice President: Susan Yeager
Secretary/Treasurer - Cindy Craft
Public Relations - Angie Duduit
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We are the Scioto County affiliate of Ohio Right to Life which is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee.
We strive to create a culture where every child is welcomed into the world and protected by law; where every pregnant mother receives the help she needs to face an unplanned pregnancy; and where every terminally-ill person has access to decent pain relief and is protected from being killed by euthanasia and assisted suicide.
2021 Ohio Abortion Report
On September 30, 2022, the Ohio Department of Health released the 2021 Ohio Induced Abortion Report, revealing a substantial increase in the number of abortions since 2020. A total of 21,813 abortions were reported, up from 20,605 in 2020.
Abortions were overwhelmingly performed on Black women, with that demographic undergoing 43.3% percent of all abortions in Ohio. For reference, Black Ohioans comprise 12.4% of Ohio’s total population.
The report shows that abortions in Summit County alone have nearly doubled over the course of two years. In 2019, Summit County performed 1,899 abortions, compared to 2021 where there were a startling 3,551.
Due the fact that over 60% of abortions performed in 2021 were before nine weeks of pregnancy, Ohio Right to Life expects the numbers during 2022 will have decreased substantially due to Ohio’s Heartbeat Law being in effect from June 24, 2022 to September 14, 2022.
There were 34 Scioto County pre-born babies aborted in 2021 compared to 33 in 2020 and 26 in 2019. To put this in perspective, the Sandy Hook school shooter killed 20 children and six staff members. In Uvalde earlier this year, 19 students and two teachers were killed, and 17 were wounded.
To read the 2021 Ohio Abortion Report, click on the cover below.