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Janet Porter  202-241-2228


August 10, 2011 – For Immediate Release


Faith2Action is inviting churches and pro-lifers everywhere to the Heartbeat Bill Rally, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.   The speakers will include pro-life pioneer Dr. Jack Willke, who founded National and Ohio Right to Life, Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, Wendy Wright, former president of Concerned Women for America, Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, Dutch Sheets, Rick Scarborough of Vision America, Rick Joyner of the Oak Initiative, and journalist Jill Stanek.


“If you have ever prayed to end abortion, come by plane, bus, van and car to be a part of history and answered prayers,"  said Faith2Action President Janet (Folger) Porter, who successfully led the charge to pass the nation's first ban on Partial Birth Abortion.  "Tuesday, September 20th is a day you will tell your children and grandchildren about--it will signal the beginning of the end of abortion on demand in Ohio and the United States of America," said Porter. "Babies with beating hearts are about to be protected."


Other speakers include State Representative Lynn Wachtmann who sponsored the bill successfully through the Ohio House, Julie Busby of Ohio Right to Life, Phil Burress of Citizens for Community Values Action, Mark Harrington of Created Equal, Bobbi Radeck, the Ohio Director of Concerned Women for America, Barry Sheets of the Institute for Principled Policy, Paula Westwood, of Cincinnati Right to Life, Lori Viars of Warren County Right to Life, Chris Long of the Ohio Christian Alliance, and Linda Theis, former president of Ohio Right to Life.


The day will begin with prayer at 7:00 a.m. with Dutch Sheets, national speaker and author of Intercessory Prayer, Dr. Tim Sheets pastor of The Oasis in Middletown, Ohio,  Pastor Corey Shankleton of Life House Ministry Outreach Center, Jodi Horn, Horn of David Ministries, and Robyn Morris of the Wilmington House of (24-7) Prayer.


"When at least 17 of the 33 Ohio Senators vote 'yes,' the Heartbeat Bill will go to pro-life Governor John Kasich for his signature to protect 26,000 Ohio babies with beating hearts who would otherwise be aborted each year," added Porter.  


The Heartbeat Bill (H.B. 125) passed the Ohio House 54-44 on June 28, 2011.


More information on the Heartbeat Bill can be found at F2A.org and HeartBeatBill.com.

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