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Members of the Houston-based Catholic Organization of Life carry their flag, alongside the state flag, at the 2024 Texas March for Life.

Pro-life leaders are ‘laser-focused’ on state marches this election year: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 31, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

With abortion set to be on the ballot this year in many states across the country, pro-life groups in several... Read more

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Ohio bans sex changes for kids, overriding Gov. DeWine’s veto

Jan 24, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The bill prohibits all “gender reassignment surgery” performed on minors and the prescription of puberty-blocking drugs and hormone treatments. Read more

Ohio House of Representatives chamber in the Ohio Statehouse.

Ohio House votes to override veto of bill banning children’s transgender surgeries  

Jan 10, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Saving Adolescents from Experimentation Act would ban gender reassignment surgeries and hormonal treatments on children. Read more

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine visits Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center in Chillicothe, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2022.

Ohio Republicans plan to override DeWine veto of bill banning sex changes for kids

Jan 4, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The legislation would prohibit all “gender reassignment surgery” performed on minors and prohibit puberty-blocking drugs for children. Read more

Bishop Earl K. Fernandes of Columbus, Ohio, and Bishop Paul J. Bradley, apostolic administrator of Steubenville, Ohio.

Local bishops: Steubenville-Columbus diocesan merger back in play

Dec 13, 2023

By Matt McDonald

The bishops who lead the dioceses of Columbus and Steubenville in Ohio could present a merger plan to the U.S.... Read more

Columbus Bishop Earl Fernandes at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops plenary meeting in Baltimore in November 2023.

After pro-life loss in Ohio, Columbus bishop announces several initiatives to promote life

Dec 8, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Columbus Bishop Earl Fernandes has announced several pro-life and spiritual initiatives that the prelate hopes will make abortion “unthinkable.” Read more

Pro-abortion vandalism at Incarnation Catholic Church in Centerville, Ohio, ahead of the Nov. 7, 2023, vote on Issue 1 in the state.

Pro-abortion vandals target Ohio Catholic churches, schools before Issue 1 vote

Nov 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

One church was defaced with pro-abortion messages spray-painted on a window and more than a dozen other church properties had... Read more

A billboard in Ohio paid for by Catholics for Choice in October 2023.

Catholic pro-abortion group funds ‘billboard blitz’ ahead of Ohio Issue 1 vote

Oct 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Issue 1 would amend the state constitution to add a new right to “reproductive freedom,” which includes “abortion” and “contraception,”... Read more

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Pro-life movement steps up ground efforts to defeat Ohio abortion amendment

Oct 20, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

“We’re really running a full-scale presidential-level campaign here in Ohio, leaving no stone unturned,” one pro-life activist said. Read more

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Pro-life groups warn of late abortions in Ohio Issue 1. Here’s what the initiative says

Oct 17, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Vague language in the proposed amendment could strip away parental rights and lead to late-term, partial-birth abortions on demand there,... Read more

Crowds gather for the Ohio March for Life outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.

‘This is a critical moment’: Abortion Issue 1 takes center stage at Ohio March for Life

Oct 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

As thousands of pro-lifers marched in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus, many held signs and banners reading “Vote NO on... Read more

Students participate in the Ohio March for Life in Columbus, Oct. 5, 2022.

Ahead of major abortion vote, thousands to descend on Ohio’s capital for March for Life 

Oct 3, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

This Friday, thousands will be marching in Ohio ahead of a vote on a constitutional amendment on Nov. 7 that... Read more

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934.

Catholic imagery doesn’t belong in pro-abortion Ohio campaign ad, critics say

Sep 18, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The video ad from abortion referendum backer Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights shows a man kneeling in prayer in what... Read more

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Group behind abortion initiative sues Ohio over use of ‘unborn child’ in ballot language

Sep 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The ballot language states the proposed amendment would prohibit abortion restrictions “before an unborn child is determined to be viable.” Read more

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Ohio’s Issue 1 targets unborn children all nine months, Cincinnati archbishop says

Aug 25, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr warns that if the new ballot measure becomes law, it could harm women, families, and the unborn. Read more

Eric Beck, 30, of Painesville, Ohio, was arrested and charged in connection with the vandalism and arson at Immaculate Conception Church in Willoughby, Ohio, early in the morning of Aug. 12, 2023.

Ohio man arrested after attempting to light Catholic church on fire, vandalism

Aug 16, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Authorities say they saw Eric Beck, 30, of Painesville, Ohio, in Immaculate Conception Church after responding to a motion alarm... Read more

A sonogram picture of a fetus in the second trimester of a woman's pregnancy

Cincinnati archbishop urges Catholics to reject state abortion amendment in November

Aug 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

“As Catholics, we are morally obliged to uphold the dignity of life of all vulnerable humans,” Archbishop Dennis Schnurr wrote... Read more

Polling station on Election Day.

Massive spending, large voter turnout amid defeat of Ohio’s Issue 1 

Aug 9, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The initiative’s defeat, which took place amid unprecedented voter turnout, means a proposed abortion referendum is more likely to succeed... Read more

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Ohio rejects initiative to change amendment process, easing the way for abortion referendum

Aug 8, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The initiative would have made it more difficult to adopt constitutional amendments via citizen-led ballot initiatives. Read more

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Ohioans go to the polls Tuesday for vote that could determine abortion laws

Aug 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Issue 1 would raise the threshold needed to adopt a constitutional amendment via ballot initiative from a simple majority to... Read more