Letters & Op-Eds 2016

Conflict of interest is very clear

Michael Gonidakis’ leadership of the Medical Board of Ohio raises serious concerns beyond mere conflict of interest (“President’s ties to Right to Life assailed in letter,” Dispatch article, last Tuesday).

His affiliation with Ohio Right to Life and email harassment of a ProgressOhio leader shows that he prioritizes his agenda over medical best practices and a woman’s right to follow her own conscience. The majority of Catholics in Ohio and across the United States support public policies that respect the ability of women and men to make moral decisions about their own lives.

It’s disturbing to see conflicts that curtail access to legal health-care services. The only solution is for Gonidakis to discontinue his work with the medical board.

Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe
Domestic Program director
Catholics for Choice
Washington, D.C.

This letter was originally published by the The Columbus Dispatch.

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