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Pro-life activist running in redrawn Ohio district

Pro-life activist running in redrawn Ohio district


Janet Porter, shown at a U.S. Supreme Court protest in 2015, is running for a redrawn congressional district in Ohio.

Pro-life activist running in redrawn Ohio district

A veteran of conservative politics says she is jumping into a competitive congressional race in Ohio, where Republican candidates are lining up to represent a district that is still being redrawn.

Janet Folger Porter, best known for decades of pro-life activism, has filed paperwork to run in the GOP primary for the redrawn 13th Congressional District. The boundary lines there are still up in the air after a judge threw out a GOP-created map over accusations of gerrymandering, according to Cleveland.com.

Porter, who leads the group Faith2Action, is known for introducing pro-life “heart bills” to state legislatures across the country after it became law in her home state.

"Here's what I'm looking for: the constitutional values, and the biblical values, that the Constitution stems from,” she tells AFN. “And so, if you want to know my worldview, every decision I make is going to be based on a biblical worldview. That's it. Because that's how our country was founded.”

Among other issues, if elected, Porter says she will demand Congress strip federal funds from states that violate the Nuremburg Code, referring to the medical principles established after World War II to recognize Nazi Germany’s horrific human experiments. That concern, she says, comes from witnessing Americans be subjected to forced COVID-19 shots for employment, shopping, medical treatment, and attending school.

“And so the big issue, I believe, that we're facing right now,” she says, “is liberty."

The congressional race is drawing GOP candidates because Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican lawmaker who voted to impeach Donald Trump, is not seeking re-election.

Other GOP candidates running for the seat are Max Miller, a former White House aide in the Trump administration; Shay Hawkins and Jonah Schulz.

In the Democrat primary, Emilia Sykes has filed to run. She is a former Minority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives.