BREAKING: Ohio Senate Passes Pro-Life Legislation
Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act and Born-Alive Infant Protection Act Passed Out of Ohio Senate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 155, the Abortion Pill Reversal Act and Senate Bill 208 , the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act by a vote of 23-10 and 24-9 respectively.
Senate Bill 155, the Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act, would build on existing informed consent laws to require abortion facilities to inform women that chemical abortions can possibly be reversed to save their unborn child’s life.
“Women who have taken the first chemical abortion pill deserve to know that Abortion Pill Reversal is an option to save the life of their unborn child. We know that many women experience intense regret after an abortion, and in this limited circumstance and in a very limited time period, they need to know they may still have a choice and a chance to save their baby,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, Vice President of Ohio Right to Life. “The Abortion Pill Reversal Act helps makes that potentially life-saving option more accessible by giving women information on where to turn for help.“
SB 208, the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act would require abortionists to provide life-saving care if a baby is born alive during an abortion and creates reporting requirements to record such cases. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study last year showing that 588 babies were born alive after induced abortions nationally between 2003-2014.
“The Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which would ensure that no child who survives an attempted abortion is left alone to die. This critical piece of legislation might make the difference between life and death for an abortion survivor. “
Since both Senate Bill 155 and Senate Bill 208 have been passed in the Ohio Senate, both bills now move to the House.
“Ohio Right to Life is so grateful to see these important pieces of legislation pass the Ohio Senate,” says Stephanie Ranade Krider, Vice President of Ohio Right to Life. “We thank Senate President Larry Obhof for his proven leadership and commitment to promoting and defending the right to life, and we are grateful to Senator Terry Johnson and Senator Peggy Lehner for bringing these bills forward.”
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.