Right to Life board member files Ohio complaint

Oct 26, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A board member of Ohio Right to Life has filed a complaint with the state's top law enforcer alleging the group's executive director denied her access to organizational records.

The letter from Julie Busby to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine escalates an already tense feud between anti-abortion activists supporting a ban on abortions after the first fetal heartbeat, and the movement's oldest and largest state advocacy group.

Busby is one of three Right to Life board members who didn't seek re-election this year. Another was Jack Willke (WIHL'-kee), a founder of the movement.

In a statement, Board Chairman Marshal Pitchford said Right to Life provided Busby numerous records. He said she was invited to discuss her dissatisfaction with the materials at the group's August meeting but did not show up.