Unborn Child Dignity Act Passes on the Ohio Senate Floor

Bill seeking to dignify aborted children with burial or cremation heads to Ohio House

DATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, Ohio Right to Life’s Unborn Child Dignity Act (S.B. 28) was approved by the Ohio Senate, 24 to 9. This legislation requires the humane burial or cremation of unborn children following an abortion. The legislation also increases informed consent for women seeking abortions. The Unborn Child Dignity Act is sponsored by pro-life Senator Joe Uecker. The legislation will now move on to the Ohio House of Representatives. 

“Victims of abortion deserve compassionate and humane treatment,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “The Unborn Child Dignity Act grants that common decency to the thousands of children lost each year to abortion statewide. Ohio Right to Life is thankful to pro-life Sens. Joe Uecker, Bill Coley, and Senate President Larry Obhof for their leadership on this important legislation.”

Ohio Right to Life prioritized The Unborn Child Dignity Act after the release of viral undercover videos in which top officials at Planned Parenthood were caught discussing the trade of aborted baby body parts. Later, state investigators discovered that Planned Parenthood locations in Ohio contracted with waste disposal companies that deposited the remains of aborted children in landfills. The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee passed this legislation out of committee last week.

“Every human life has inherent value,” said Gonidakis. “Today, the Ohio Senate sent this message loud and clear.” 

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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