On Wednesday, Dec 22nd, Governor DeWine signed into law Senate Bill 157. This new law now requires medical care for babies that survive abortions. Essentially it prevents infanticide in statewide abortion facilities. Failure to do so, could result in felony charges for the abortionist/doctor. The law also requires the reporting of these born alive cases to the Ohio Department of Health for public review.
Additionally, language was added to the original bill, that would prohibit abortion facilities from partnering and working with doctors who teach at state-funded medical schools and hospitals. This should have a direct impact on Womens Med Dayton whose variance agreement relies on doctors from Wright State University. One of the daily abortionists at Womens Med Dayton is also affiliated with Wright State University.
At the end of 2020, the Ohio Legislature passed 2 pro-life pieces of legislation that were ultimately signed into Law by Governor Dewine. Senate Bill 27, the bill to ensure the Humane and proper Disposition of the Remains of an Unborn Baby killed by abortion, SB27 was the culmination of 2+ years of work by the Coalition and other pro-life groups in the State. The 2nd piece of legislation 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 are being challenged in court. Click here for more on the challenge to SB27.
Other recently passed laws have still not been implemented due to similar challenges, including bans on dilation and evacuation, or D&E abortions; on abortions in cases where a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis is a factor; and on all abortions after detection of the first fetal heartbeat (the Heartbeat Bill).
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