Statewide Organization Calls for Ban When Unborn Babies Feel Pain
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Monday, December 12, 2016 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life urged Governor John Kasich to sign the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (Sub. S.B. 127), landmark legislation which poses a historic challenge to Roe v. Wade. In the last six years, Gov. Kasich has signed 17 Ohio Right to Life-supported measures. The current bill would prohibit abortions at the time in pregnancy that a child can feel pain, or 20 weeks gestation, challenging the 24-week “viability” limitation set in Roe. In Ohio, 478 abortions occurred after 19 weeks gestation in 2015 alone.
The pro-life advocacy organization delivered the following letter to Governor Kasich this afternoon:
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.