Signed by Governor John Kasich – December 13, 2016
Voted out of the House and Senate – December 8, 2016
Third Hearing by the Committee on Community and Family Advancement – December 6, 2016
Proponent Testimony heard by House Committee on Community and Family Advancement – October 13, 2015
Passed by the Ohio Senate, 23-9, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
This legislation would ban abortion at the point in pregnancy that an unborn baby is able to feel pain, which many experts agree happens no later than by 20 weeks gestation. Federal legislation to this effect, which has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, is supported by National Right to Life, Americans United for Life, and the Susan B. Anthony List. A total of thirteen states have enacted some form of this legislation since 2010. Protecting pain-sensitive unborn children from painful, life-ending abortions isn’t a partisan issue – the November 2014 Quinnipiac poll found that 60% of those surveyed supported banning abortions at the point at which babies can feel pain. The same poll found support for such a ban from 59% of women and 57% of those 18-29 years old.