At the end of 2020, the Ohio Legislature passed 2 pro-life pieces of legislation. Senate Bill 27, the bill to ensure the Humane and proper Disposition of the Remains of an Unborn Baby killed by abortion, was concurred upon by the Ohio Senate on Wednesday by a straight party-line vote of 23-7 and was sent to the Governor's desk, which he signed in early January. This new law is the culmination of 2+ years of work by the Coalition and other pro-life groups in the State. The initial push for this law came after the 2015 Planned Parenthood video scandal. RTLACO hopes this new law will provide dignity for these aborted babies and more careful and accurate documentations of these murdered children. For more information, see here.
The 2nd piece of legislation that signed into law in early January 2021 was SB 260, regarding Telehealth restrictions on abortion. This law requires that a physician be present when dispensing the abortion pill to women.
As of April 2021, both laws have been challenged in court.
RTLACO is looking forward to introducing again our LIFE AT CONCEPTION bill in the 134th General Assembly. Sign up for our updates on this important bill.
We will be releasing our legislative agenda soon.
We are currently monitoring federal legislation regarding the Hyde Amendment and the federal Equality Act.