“Judge” Kasich Vetoes Heartbeat Bill

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. — Today, Gov. Kasich vetoed the “Heartbeat Bill” in Ohio, which would have outlawed abortion after an unborn baby’s heartbeat could be detected, usually around 6 weeks of pregnancy.  This would have been the most pro-life law in the nation.  The legislature delivered to his desk the Heartbeat bill along with a 20 week pain-capable abortion ban.  The Governor signed only the more moderate bill, vetoing the Heartbeat bill.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA) had this to say:

Gov. John Kasich’s decision to veto the heartbeat bill is extremely disappointing.  We understand there are different approaches to advancing the pro-life cause, but many Ohioans worked extremely hard to pass this legislation.

Gov. Kasich should have signed this bill and let the judicial process play out. He tries to justify his decision by suggesting the legislation would not pass judicial scrutiny. However, it is not his role to act as a member of the judicial branch. It is a shame his veto casts a dark cloud over the victory of the 20-week ban in Ohio.

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

Important Ohio Early Voting Information!

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Dear friend,

As a Christian, voting is not just a right; it is a responsibility.  It is imperative that we engage evangelical Christian conservatives in Ohio to get to the polls!

In-person absentee voting begins 35 days before an election and ends at 2:00 p.m. the Monday before Election Day (October 12 – November 7).


  • VOTE!
  • Forward this reminder on to friends and family and remind them of the importance and weight their vote carries.


  • Be in prayer for our nation — that Christians would get to the polls and that those whom we elect would honor God through their leadership.

What is on the line in this election? The Supreme Court vacancy, national security, national debt, taxpayer funding to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, the Hyde Amendment, religious liberty, and more. Getting registered is crucial to make sure your voice is heard on the issues that are important to you.

That said, let’s make sure we get to the polls and encourage our fellow believers to do the same!


Penny Nance
CEO and President
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee

Stop Common Core in Ohio

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You are invited to attend an expert panelist discussion on Common Core at Capitol Theater in Columbus.

Common Core is the governmental overhaul of our education system to create national K – 12 standards. Click here to read more about the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSI) and why it matters to you.

On Wednesday, April 9, Ohioans and their state representatives and senators will have an opportunity to hear form a panel of the nation’s foremost experts, as they discuss the implication of Ohio’s adoption of Common Core Standards at a special Common Core Forum to be held at the Capitol Theater in Columbus. The forum, which begins at 6:00 p.m., will address the struggles and concerns that parents and teachers are facing under Common Core, as well as the destructive effect the new standards are having on our children.

One prominent concern is that the initiative never went through the legislative process, even though the Common Core standards will affect the education of every child in Ohio. Parents, legislators, local school boards and educators were bypassed and never given an opportunity to evaluate the standards before they became law through ambiguous language inserted in a budget bill. A majority of Ohio lawmakers were unaware of Common Core until parents brought it to their attention in April of 2013, almost three years after the adoption. This includes members of the House and Senate Education Committees.

Forum attendees will learn about Common Core instruction and materials that include developmentally inappropriate expectations, explicit and biased content, inane methods of mathematics instruction, absence of classical literature study, loss of teacher autonomy, excessive testing during instruction hours, intrusive data mining, and heavy corporate influence.

Event Details:
What: Common Core Forum
Where: Capitol Theater, 77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
When: Wednesday April 9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Ohioans Against Common Core

Registration is required!

Ohioans are encouraged to invite school administrators, board members, teachers and state legislators to the forum. State senators and House representatives do not need reservations, as seats will be held for them. For planning purposes, the public must register online for advance tickets (at no cost) at

If you’re interested in getting involved in a local Prayer/Action Chapter, you can find out more here, or contact Chelsea Patterson at [email protected].