Largest Pro-Life Group Boots Ohio Affiliate for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

Groups disagree: Is Sen. Rob Portman, first pro-life politician to turn pro-gay, now friend or foe?

America's oldest and largest pro-life group continues to have trouble with its Ohio affiliates.

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) has severed ties with an Ohio affiliate, Cleveland Right to Life (CRTL), after the Cleveland group added "support for traditional marriage and the family to its Mission Statement." NRLC also cited CRTL's recent criticism of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman—who has a strong pro-life record—after he became the first Republican senator to break ranks and publicly support same-sex marriage.

NRLC president Carol Tobias informed CRTL leaders of the decision in a letter (published by CRTL) which stated:

Recently, Cleveland Right to Life announced that it has embraced an advocacy agenda that includes issues beyond the right to life. Moreover, it promptly issued public criticisms of and implicit political threats against a U.S. Senator who has supported the right-to-life position on every vote that has come before the Senate, and ...
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