December 28, 2021

Ohio Gov Signs Bill Protecting Babies who Survive Abortion

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R)
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill on Wednesday that will require doctors in his state to provide life-saving treatment to babies born alive during an attempted abortion. Additionally, the Ohio Department of Health will be required to create a report when a baby is born alive during an attempted abortion.

Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis congratulated Gov. Dewine and pro-life legislators for the successful enactment of this lifesaving law. “Ohio Right to Life applauds Gov. DeWine and our overwhelmingly pro-life legislature for ensuring that all Ohioans receive life-saving treatment,” Gonidakis said. “No baby, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their birth, should be left alone to die.”

The law requires abortionists to provide care, call 911, and arrange transportation to a hospital. The law also empowers women to file lawsuits against abortionists who do not take action in an attempt to save the baby's life. Abortionists who don't comply could lose their medical licenses.