State’s largest pro-life advocacy organization announces legislative agenda
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2017 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life released its 2017-2018 Legislative Agenda. Headlining the slate of six pro-life initiatives is the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, which, like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is a part of the national strategy to end abortion. The legislation would prohibit dilation and evacuation abortions, a procedure in which the abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix and then uses steel instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus. The D&E abortion procedure is usually performed between thirteen and twenty-four weeks LMP. In 2015, the Ohio Department of Health reported nearly 3,000 D&E abortions in the state of Ohio. Pro-life Ohio Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) will sponsor the legislation.
Along with the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, Ohio Right to Life will also pursue the following:
"Over 20,000 abortions occur in Ohio every single year," said Gonidakis. "Ohio Right to Life’s legislative agenda shows a clear path to decreasing that figure by supporting life-affirming pregnancy centers and putting a stop to practices that undermine the value of human life. We respectfully urge the General Assembly to prioritize these legislative initiatives as a part of our shared goal of ending the abortion crisis in the state of Ohio."
Click here to view Ohio Right to Life’s 2017-2018 Legislative Agenda.
Click here to read The Columbus Dispatch's front-page story.
Click here to watch former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino explain how a dilation and evacuation abortion is performed.
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