Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order on Ohio’s Unborn Child Dignity Act  

DATE: Friday, April 9, 2021      PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio– This week, Governor Mike DeWine issued an executive order regarding the emergency adoption of rules by the Ohio Department of Health for S.B. 27, the Unborn Child Dignity Act. This action was in response to a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood that alleged that they could not comply with the law’s requirements due to the ODH not having yet established rules. Governor Mike DeWine signed the Unborn Child Dignity Act into law on December 30, 2020 and it was set to go into effect on April 6, 2021. 

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:

“Ohio Right to Life is proud that Governor DeWine has once again stepped up to protect the dignity of those babies tragically killed by abortion. No baby’s broken body should be thrown into the trash. In Ohio, we bury our dead. Governor DeWine’s unwavering commitment to hold Planned Parenthood accountable brings us one step closer towards ensuring the dignity of every precious and irreplaceable human life.” 

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 40 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.



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