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Anti-abortion group pushing adoption

Anti-abortion group pushing adoption
Posted Tuesday, April 8th 2014 @ 5am  by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Ohio Right to Life is mostly known as an anti-abortion group, but it's adoption they're pushing at the Ohio Statehouse.

"More adoptions equal less abortions," said Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis.

He thinks that adopting Ohio children is too expensive and there's too much red-tape. A bill they promoted would offer up a $10,000 tax credit for adoption of Ohio children and clear up some of the legal hurdles.

"Couples and individuals are adopting overseas as opposed to Ohio because they're worried about Ohio law or there are deficiencies. We're trying to knock down all those brick walls and end those myths and taboos about adopting Ohio babies," he said.

The bill was approved by the Ohio House and is currently pending before a Senate committee.

"We received 77 votes in the House of Representatives, that's all-time high for an Ohio Right to Life Bill," said Gonidakis who hopes to get the bill passed and sent to Gov. John Kasich by the end of May.

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