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Respect Life Contact:

Bob Wurzelbacher
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Bob Wurzelbacher  
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513)263-6674 voice
(513)421-1582 fax



Noelle Collis-DeVito
Kara Ross

1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 281-4128 voice

Pain-Capable Protection Act


We are delivering over 3,000 letters to our Senator’s local offices on Friday, January 26. THANK YOU FOR DOING SO MUCH SO QUICKLY!

Since the vote is Monday, please encourage everyone to go to and click on the Action Center, Action Alerts, and ENCOURAGE SENATORS TO ENACT PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION.

For more information on the letter writing campaign, please read more below:

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office for Respect Life Ministries is joining with the Catholic Social Action Office on a campaign to generate as many letters as we can to our state senators, urging them to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans late-term abortions after 20 weeks on the basis that the fetus is capable of feeling pain during abortion at that point of pregnancy. This bill passed the House of Representatives in October of 2017 and is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee under bill number S.1922.

In recent years, we have conducted two other popular Archdiocesan-wide letter-writing campaigns, one on nutrition programs for the poor and another on legal residency for young migrants.  Encouraged by your support, we will continue to advocate for the life and dignity of the poor and vulnerable everywhere, including the unborn.

The Office for Respect Life Ministries and Catholic Social Action already collected more than 2,500 letters in the first phase, which ended in time for the March for Life in Washington, DC on January 19, 2018. Our second phase will end on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph (patron saint of families, pregnant women and the dying). All letters collected by then will be delivered to our Senator’s local offices by Holy Week.

The U.S. Catholic Bishops support this bill, and Archbishop Schnurr recently released this statement concerning his support of the bill:

The Church stands with the unborn, their mothers and the majority of Americans in our abhorrence of late-term abortions.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a wonderful opportunity to protect the lives of unborn children who, according to medical evidence, can feel and respond to pain.  It also protects their mothers who could become victims of risky procedures associated with abortions performed after 20 weeks.  I ask all Catholics to join me in support of this legislation by contacting your legislators to pass this common-sense law.