FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2020 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Senate Bill 27, the Unborn Child Dignity Act, passed out of the Ohio House by a vote of 60 to 35. This legislation, spearheaded by Ohio Right to Life and former Senator Joe Uecker, will ensure the dignity of the unborn through proper burial. SB 27 requires the Ohio Department of Health to establish rules for the proper and humane burial or cremation of children who lost their lives to an abortion procedure.
The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:
“Ohio Right to Life is proud to see this common sense piece of legislation enacted by the Ohio House. Whether pro-life or pro-choice, everyone should be able to agree that the bodies of babies should never be thrown into the trash. The unborn victims of abortion deserve the same basic decency that we afford to all humans: a dignified burial. The passing of Senate Bill 27 will make that simple request a reality. Although we look forward to the day when we no longer have to lay to rest the broken bodies of Ohio’s abortion victims, we are proud to say that our state has taken another step towards recognizing not only the humanity of the unborn, but of ourselves as well. Human decency requires that we treat every member of our human family with respect, something that, even in death, the innocent unborn will now be afforded. Ohio Right to Life thanks former Senator Joe Uecker for his strong leadership over the years to help enact this pro-life legislation."
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.