Ohio Right to Life's Statement on S.B. 157 the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act Passing Out of the Ohio House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Parker
DATE: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 303
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Today, S.B. 157, the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, passed out of the Ohio House. Senate Bill 157 would require a report to be created by the Ohio Department of Health for the abortionist to file if a baby is born alive during a botched abortion. It would also require that doctors perform life-saving treatment to the baby as they would to an infant born alive in any other situation. S.B. 157 was introduced by Senators Steve Huffman and Terry Johnson, two pro-life, Ohio licensed physicians.
The following statement may be attributed to Mary Parker, Director of Legislative Affairs at Ohio Right to Life:
"Ohio Right to Life applauds committee Chairman Susan Manchester and Speaker Bob Cupp for their incredible pro-life leadership. S.B. 157 now heads to Governor Mike DeWine for his signature. No baby in Ohio, regardless of the circumstances surrounding his or her birth, should be left alone to die. This vital anti-infanticide legislation will ensure that a baby who survives a botched abortion receives life-saving care. It will also hold abortionists accountable by establishing a reporting requirement to document when a child is born alive after an attempted abortion. Ohio Right to Life will continue to advocate for the right to life of every defenseless child, both born and unborn."
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 40 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.