Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill Passes on the Senate Floor

DATE: Wednesday, March 13, 2019     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 23, the Human Heartbeat Protection Act by a vote of 19-13.

The following statement may be attributed to Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life:

Today our nation watched the Ohio Senate overwhelmingly vote in support of life with the passage of Ohio’s heartbeat bill. We believe that the heartbeat bill is the best vehicle to overturn Roe v. Wade and Ohio will be at the forefront of saving lives throughout our Nation.  

Ohio Right to Life is grateful to witness the Ohio Senate take a principled stand and recognize that every baby with a beating heart deserves the right to live.  

This legislation is being introduced in state houses across the nation, but it all started right here in Ohio. We’re proud to be on the forefront of protecting the unborn, and we thank Senate President Larry Obhof for making this a priority. Ohio Right to Life looks forward to working with the Ohio House and to move swiftly on this crucial piece of legislation.

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.



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