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Dr. John Wilke

By Gail Finke Ohio’s so-called Heartbeat Bill, which would ban abortion after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected, was passed by both state Houses on Tuesday and is now on Gov. John Kasich’s desk. Crafted with the help of many Catholic attorneys and pro-life advocates, including the late Dr. Jack

by Gail Finke Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati gave its Life Award to Joe Brinck II, who normally tries to stay behind the scenes, at its banquet this month. “I tried to keep it low-key!” Executive Director Paula Westwood said after introducing Jerry Horn, legal counsel for Priests for

By Catholic News Service CINCINNATI — Dr. John “Jack” Willke, an obstetrician and a former president of the National Right to Life Committee who is credited with helping shape the pro-life movement, died Feb. 20 at his home in Cincinnati. He was 89. A funeral Mass was to be celebrated