Protect Women Ohio Announces Campaign Members

Protect Women Ohio Announces Ohio-Based Coalition Members, Campaign Hires

COLUMBUS—Protect Women Ohio (PWO), a new pro-woman, pro-parent group dedicated to defeating Ohio’s extreme anti-parent amendment, announced its first wave of Ohio-based coalition members and campaign hires today. The broad coalition of life and family leaders, concerned parents, health and medication professionals, and faith leaders is a testament to PWO’s unmatched grassroots support and infrastructure across the state.

PWO’s Ohio-based coalition is comprised of the following organizations:

  1. Ohio Right to Life
  2. Center for Christian Virtue
  3. Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio
  4. Ashtabula County Friends for Life
  5. Awake America Ohio
  6. Belmont County Right to Life
  7. Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
  8. Catholic Conference of Ohio
  9. Central Ohio Guild of the Catholic Medical Association
  10. Cincinnati Guild of the Catholic Medical Association
  11. Cincinnati Right to Life
  12. Clark County Right to Life
  13. Cleveland-Northeast Ohio Guild of the Catholic Medical Association
  14. Cleveland Right to Life
  15. Created Equal
  16. Dayton-Miami Valley Guild of the Catholic Medical Association
  17. Dayton Right to Life
  18. Erie County Right to Life
  19. Fostoria Bascom Prolife
  20. Geauga County Catholic Pro-Life Coalition
  21. Geauga County Right to Life
  22. Greater Columbus Right to Life
  23. Greater Toledo Right to Life
  24. Hancock County Right to Life, Inc.
  25. Henry County Right to Life
  26. Huron County Right to Life Society
  27. ICSJ Respect Life Ministry
  28. Lake County Right to Life
  29. Lorain County Right to Life
  30. Madison County Right to Life
  31. Marion Citizens for Life
  32. Medina County Right to Life
  33. Mercer County Right to Life, Inc.
  34. Miami County Liberty
  35. Miami County Right to Life
  36. Mission America
  37. National Black Pro-Life Coalition, Ohio Chapter
  38. Ohio Christian Alliance 
  39. Ohio Parents’ Rights in Education
  40. Ohio Value Voters
  41. Project LifeVoice
  42. Right to Life of Northeast Ohio
  43. Right to Life of Shelby County
  44. Ross-Pike Right to Life
  45. Suburban West Right to Life 
  46. Tiffin Right to Life
  47. Washington County Right to Life
  48. Wayne-Holmes Right to Life

“Today’s coalition rollout shows what we have known all along: Ohioans refuse to sit back and watch as the ACLU and Planned Parenthood bring their war on parental rights to our doorstep,” said Molly Smith, Board Member, Protect Women Ohio. “This extreme and dangerous anti-parent amendment removes existing health protections for women and children and erases parents from the conversation. We won’t let that happen.”

PWO also announced its campaign team today, led by Michael Hartley, President of Swing State Strategies.

“We are thrilled to have Michael Hartley and his team leading the fight against this dangerous anti-parent amendment,” said Smith. “Michael and his team bring decades of unmatched experience to the fight, and I look forward to working with them to defeat this extreme initiative.”

Michael Hartley serves as PWO Campaign Manager. Hartley is President of Swing State Strategies, where he utilizes his more than two decades of political, policy, public relations, and corporate experience to work with clients on their needs. Hartley is a battle-tested operative, having served in leadership positions on federal, state, and local races.

Jordan Ohler brings his decades of experience in public relations and crisis communications to PWO where he serves as Communications Director. Ohler is Vice President of Swing State Strategies where he provides strategic direction and winning strategies to campaigns and businesses across the country.

Amy Natoce serves as Press Secretary of PWO. Natoce is a veteran of local, federal, and Ohio statewide campaigns, having most recently served as Campaign Manager for Attorney General Dave Yost’s successful 2022 re-election campaign.

Nate Wheeland is PWO’s Political Director, brining his experience building coalitions and managing projects for competitive political campaigns to the team. Wheeland serves as Swing State Strategies’ grassroots tactician, delivering winning results for clients.

PWO launched its first ad in a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat the dangerous anti-parent amendment in Ohio last week. The ad can be viewed HERE.

A legal analysis of the extreme anti-parent amendment is available HERE from constitutional scholars Carrie Campbell Severino, President of Judicial Crisis Network, and Frank J. Scaturro, a former special counsel to the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.  


Protect Women Ohio is a coalition of concerned family and life leaders, parents, health and medical experts, and faith leaders in Ohio. Molly Smith, Founding Member of Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio; Aaron Baer, President of Center for Christian Virtue; and Peter Range, CEO of Ohio Right to Life, serve as members of the PWO Board of Directors.

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