Bill seeking to dignify aborted children with burial or cremation approved by House committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life's Unborn Child Dignity Act (S.B. 28) was overwhelmingly approved by the House Health Committee. This legislation requires the humane burial or cremation of unborn children following an abortion. The legislation also increases informed consent for women seeking abortions. The Unborn Child Dignity Act is sponsored by pro-life Senator Joe Uecker. The legislation now heads to the House floor for a full vote.
"Ohio Right to Life applauds the House Health Committee for taking a stance on the important issue of human dignity," said Jamieson Weaver, Director of Communications and Marketing at Ohio Right to Life. "All human life has worth and is deserving of humane treatment, in both life and death."
Ohio Right to Life prioritized The Unborn Child Dignity Act after the release of viral undercover videos in which top officials at Planned Parenthood were caught discussing the trade of aborted baby body parts. Later, state investigators discovered that Planned Parenthood locations in Ohio contracted with waste disposal companies that deposited the remains of aborted children in landfills.
"The Unborn Child Dignity Act is the compassionate response to the violence of abortion," said Weaver. "We will continue to fight to ensure that Ohio is a state that respects and protects human dignity.”
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.