Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act


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Signed by Governor John Kasich - December 13, 2016

Voted out of the House and Senate - December 8, 2016

Third Hearing by the Committee on Community and Family Advancement - December 6, 2016

Proponent Testimony heard by House Committee on Community and Family Advancement - October 13, 2015

Passed by the Ohio Senate, 23-9, Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This legislation would ban abortion at the point in pregnancy that an unborn baby is able to feel pain, which many experts agree happens no later than by 20 weeks gestation. Federal legislation to this effect, which has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, is supported by National Right to Life, Americans United for Life, and the Susan B. Anthony List. A total of thirteen states have enacted some form of this legislation since 2010. Protecting pain-sensitive unborn children from painful, life-ending abortions isn’t a partisan issue – the November 2014 Quinnipiac poll found that 60% of those surveyed supported banning abortions at the point at which babies can feel pain. The same poll found support for such a ban from 59% of women and 57% of those 18-29 years old.

Bill Sponsors

Promoting Life since 1967. Will you join the fight for Life?

Bob Cupp 

Ohio State Representative (R)
(614) 466-9624 

Bill Co-Sponsors

Rep. Margaret Conditt, Rep. Robert McColley, Rep. Mark Romanchuk, Rep. Michael Henne, Rep. Jim Butler, Rep. Bill Patmon, Rep. Andrew Thompson, Rep. Ron Hood, John Becker, Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl, Rep. Kyle Koehler, Rep. Wes Rutherford, Rep. Timothy Schaffer, Rep. A. Nino Vitale, Rep. Thomas Brinkman Jr., Rep. Timothy Ginter, Rep. Ronald Amstutz, Rep. Timothy Derickson, Rep. Tony Burkley, Rep. Andrew Brenner, Rep. Bill Hayes, Rep. Jim Buchy, Rep. Bill Blessing, III, Rep. Anthony DeVitis, Rep. Kirk Schuring, Rep. Stephen, and Rep. Stephen Hambley

Sen. Joe Uecker, Sen. Cliff Hite, Sen. Shannon Jones, Sen. Dave Burke, Sen. Randy Gardner, Sen. Scott Oelslager, and Sen. John Eklund

Ohio Right To Life
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Columbus, Ohio 43215

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