Ohio Life Collaboration Campaign Applauds 2011 Record Abortion Decrease: 12% Fewer Abortions than 2010
Contact: Julia Norton, 216-978-7220
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Numbers released this month by the Ohio Department of Health documented a 12% reduction in abortions in 2011 compared to 2010," stated Patrick D'Andrea, Chairman of the Ohio Life Collaboration Campaign. "It was both heartwarming and inspiring to learn that nearly 3,000 fewer women and their babies endured the pain of abortion."
The Ohio Department of Health reported that the decline is larger in magnitude than has been reported in recent years.
"The Ohio Life Collaboration Campaign is pleased to be a part of the movement to empower women to choose life," continued D'Andrea. "We believe that there are several factors contributing to a decline in abortions: education, media and public policy efforts empower women with information about positive alternatives to abortion and connect them with Pregnancy Help Centers. It's exciting that more Ohio women are learning about the positive resources and assistance available to them, and choosing life for their babies."
Ohio Life Collaboration Campaign Quick Facts:
- The Campaign represents several pro-life groups coming together to connect women with life-affirming resources and help. Collaborative partners include: Heroic Media, Option Line, Heartbeat International, Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, many area churches and local area pregnancy centers. The Campaign attempts to coordinate the efforts of these groups allowing each participant to concentrate its efforts on what it does best along the "connecting" chain, while relying upon the others to do likewise.
- In 2011, Ohio Life Collaboration Campaign media efforts generated over 14,000 connections to life-affirming resources in the state of Ohio.
- The 2011 media campaign consisted of over 120 billboards and over 300,000 Internet ad impressions.
- The current 2012 media campaign includes nearly 400 billboards statewide, viewed by over 7 million daily. In addition, 2012 Internet ad impressions will exceed 1 million.