January 8, 2021

Ohio Unborn Child Dignity Act Signed into Law

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
On Dec. 30, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the Unborn Child Dignity Act into law, requiring the Ohio Department of Health to create rules to treat the bodies of aborted children with respect.

Under the new rules, "humane disposal" of aborted children's bodies would be defined as burial or cremation.

 “After years of hard work and dedication, the Unborn Child Dignity Act has finally been signed into law,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “No longer will the tiny bodies of babies whose lives have been tragically taken by abortion be treated like trash. In Ohio, we respect life and we bury our dead. The abortion industry, which has for decades tried to convince women that the lives of their children don’t matter and should simply be thrown away, will now be unable to hide behind this blatant lie.”

The Unborn Child Dignity Act was introduced after an investigation by then-Attorney General Mike Dewine found that Planned Parenthood was simply sending the bodies of aborted children to landfills. The administration was unable to take legal action against Planned Parenthood at the time since the Ohio Revised Code did not define "humane disposal."

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