FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, the ACLU of Ohio and Planned Parenthood announced that they have filed a lawsuit to prevent the Unborn Child Dignity Act (SB 27) from going into effect. The Unborn Child Dignity Act 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. Governor Mike DeWine signed the Unborn Child Dignity Act on December 30, 2020, and it was set to go into effect on April 6, 2021.
The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:
"The calloused actions of the abortion industry truly know no bounds. Requiring the broken bodies of abortion victims to be humanely buried is simply common decency. The abortion industry's desire to deny the innocent unborn even the right to a proper burial reveals where their allegiances lie: not with basic decency, but with their bottom line. Regardless of all obstacles thrown in our way, Pro-Life Ohio will never cease our advocacy until the dignity of every precious and irreplaceable human life is both respected and protected under law."
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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