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Ohio Right to Life’s Statement on Sponsor Testimony on HB 378 in the Ohio House

Ohio Right to Life’s Statement on Sponsor Testimony on HB 378 in the Ohio House

For Immediate Release

Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Contact: Mary Parker

Phone: 614-547-0099 ext. 303

Columbus, Ohio—Today, the Ohio House Health Committee heard sponsor testimony on H.B. 378, the Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Kyle Koehler and Sarah Fowler Arthur. This proposed piece of legislation would require that at least 24 hours before prescribing abortion-inducing drugs, a physician must inform a patient in writing that it may be possible to reverse the effects of the chemical abortion if she changes her mind. H.B. 378 will help ensure that women make an informed decision about the chemical abortion procedure and other available options.

The mifepristone chemical abortion procedure is a two-day regimen used to terminate early pregnancies during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The drug mifepristone, also known as Mifeprex, blocks the hormone progesterone needed to sustain a healthy pregnancy and developing child. Mifepristone ultimately kills the unborn child by weakening the uterine lining. Misoprostol stimulates uterine contractions to expel the dead child.

The abortion pill reversal procedure allows a woman to save her unborn child should she regret her chemical abortion. Time is of the essence. During the first two days, so long as a woman has not taken the second drug misoprostol, it may be possible to reverse the effects of mifepristone by taking high doses of progesterone. The abortion pill reversal procedure is successful in 64-68% of cases. In Ohio, 32 physicians provide the abortion pill reversal procedure.

The following statement may be attributed to Mary Parker, Director of Legislative Affairs at Ohio Right to Life:

“Ohio Right to Life is proud to support the Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act. This bill helps ensure that a woman has all the facts to make an informed decision regarding her chemical abortion. No woman should be forced to complete an abortion that she regrets. We want her to know that there could be a second chance at life for her unborn child through the abortion pill reversal procedure.”

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.

 

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Ohio Right to Life's Statement on S.B. 157 The Born Alive Infant Protection Act Passing Out of the Ohio House

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.

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Ohio Right to Life's Statement on S.B. 157 the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act Passing Out of the Ohio Senate 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Wednesday, October 27, 2021   PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

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Ohio Right to Life's Statement on Mason, Ohio Becoming the 41st Sanctuary City for the Unborn 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Tuesday, October 26, 2021   PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

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Allie Frazier Named Executive Director for Right to Life of Northeast Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Monday, October 11, 2021         PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

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2020 Ohio Abortion Report Reveals Increase in Abortions

Ohio Right to Life Reaffirms Commitment to Protect the Vulnerable, End Abortion in Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Friday, October 1, 2021         PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

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Ohio Right to Life's Statement on Today's Sponsor Testimony for S.B. 123, the Human Life Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Wednesday, September 29, 2021   PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

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Ohio Right to Life, Pro-Life Caucus Responds to Today's Pro-Abortion Protest at the Ohio Statehouse 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Tuesday, September 28, 2021    PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

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BREAKING: Planned Parenthood in Bedford Heights Found Improperly Disposing of Patient Information, Biohazardous Waste

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Wednesday, July 7, 2021             PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

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Dismembered Fetal Remains Found in Trash at Northeast Ohio Abortion Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Wednesday, July 7, 2021             PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

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