In a letter to the editor, Rev. Dr. Rita M. Root, treasurer and board member of Ohio RCRC, said, "The Ohio House is scheduled to debate a bill that would ban abortions once the gestational age reaches 20 weeks. Supporters speak with great compassion for the life of the fetus though rarely with any compassion for the woman who must make a difficult choice informed by her own life situation or by the advice of her physician."

"I do not believe their compassion is disingenuous; I do believe it incomplete. Our focus should be to create a world where all children have access to medical care, adequate housing, food and educational opportunities to leave full and dignified lives."