Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post distributed by Ohio Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate.
Ohio’s Dismemberment Abortion Ban (S.B. 145) has been introduced in the Ohio Senate by pro-life Senators Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Steve Wilson (R-Maineville).
The legislation, which has seven co-sponsors, would prohibit dilation and evacuation abortions of living unborn babies, a procedure in which the abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix and then uses steel instruments to dismember and extract the baby, piece by piece. The D&E abortion procedure is usually performed between thirteen and twenty-four weeks LMP.
“The Dismemberment Abortion Ban is a game-changer in the abortion debate,” said Devin Scribner, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “This law is all about shining a light on the brutality of a very common abortion procedure that is happening in facilities across this state and country. … Former and current abortionists have testified to the brutal nature of this procedure. It is incumbent on the State of Ohio to draw the line against this barbaric practice.”
The legislation is being co-sponsored by Senators Peggy Lehner, Lou Terhar, Bob Hackett, Joe Uecker, Kris Jordan, Frank LaRose, and Jay Hottinger. Seven states have passed dismemberment abortion bans since 2015.
Ohio Right to Life asks its members to send a letter of support to their state senators using its Legislative Action Center at ohiolife.org. Click here to take action now.