He’s back at it, folks. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is on Twitter, defending his recent vote against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. For context, the Born-Alive Act was introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) after the horrifying comments that we heard from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam when he said:
“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother.”
On Tuesday, the Heartbeat Bill had its second hearing in the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services, and Medicaid Committee. Over 20 people testified in favor of the Heartbeat Bill, including five doctors and multiple nurses. We also had several women who had abortions themselves and wanted to speak out about their experiences.
Yesterday, our team sat in on the press conference announcing the Ohio Senate's legislative priorities for 2019-2020. Senate President Larry Obhof said this, "As a conservative caucus, we will be focusing on legislation that protects innocent human life." He announced that both the Human Heartbeat Protection Act (S.B. 23) and the Unborn Child Dignity Act (S.B. 27) were priorities, along with other Ohio Right to Life sponsored legislation.
By now, I'm sure you've heard about the absolutely disgusting piece of legislation that passed in New York last week, which will legalize abortion-on-demand in New York, up until birth. This bill disgusted people across the nation, not just ardent pro-life activists.
Every year, in the freezing January weather, tens of thousands of pro-lifers from all across the country gather together, united in their mission: to give a voice to the voiceless, and to protest Roe v. Wade. For 46 years, the March for Life has served as a peaceful witness and a powerful protest of the greatest human rights abuse of our time. This year was no exception.