We wanted to let Putnam County residents know that Putnam County Right to Life has terminated its affiliation with Ohio Right to Life effective immediately. As a state leader in addressing life supporting legislation, Ohio Right to Life has not backed House Bill 125, the Heartbeat Bill, and we are very disappointed with this decision.
The Heartbeat Bill, which has passed the State House of Representatives, would ban abortions once there is evidence of a preborn child's heartbeat, as early as 18 days into a pregnancy. The bill has now moved to the Senate, but has received no backing from Ohio Right to Life despite the support it has picked up from many of the county chapters.
Putnam County Right to Life is joining Bascom Life, Geauga County Right to Life, Henry County Right to Life, Warren County Right to Life and Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati in ending its connection with Ohio Right to Life.
We want to assure Putnam County residents that we are acting responsibly with their financial support and are seeking to end abortion in every way possible. We will continue to educate people on the issue of abortion, to promote pro-life legislation, and to support expectant mothers and their families.
We appreciate the backing that we have received from the public and will continue to be good stewards of the message of Life.

Putnam County Right to Life
Mary Jane Stechschulte, President