FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephanie Ranade Krider
DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 302
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Today, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 260, the Telemedicine Abortion Ban. This legislation prohibits the use of telemedicine for the purpose of providing abortion-inducing drugs.
“Today, as the United States Supreme Court hears a pro-life case, the passage of this bill by the Ohio Senate takes on even greater importance. We are so grateful to the Ohio Senate for passing Senate Bill 260 to protect women’s health and safety. As the proportion of chemically-induced abortion continues to increase, greater care – not less – ought to be exercised in ensuring women’s safety. While it is too late for the unborn baby on whom the effects of this drug will be almost certainly fatal, using telemedicine to dispense dangerous, abortion-inducing drugs, as Planned Parenthood is already doing in Ohio, shows the abortion industry’s lack of regard for the danger it poses their patients. It is unacceptable to compromise patient safety for the convenience of the industry."
"Ohio Right to Life thanks Senator Steve Huffman and the Ohio Senate for their leadership on this legislation, and their commitment to defending innocent life.”
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.