Judge denies request for TRO again Ohio law requiring proper and humane burial or cremation of aborted babies

By Dave Andrusko

There is virtually no pro-life measure that the Abortion Industry doesn’t immediately challenge in court, including Senate Bill 27, the Unborn Child Dignity Act. As NRL News Today reported earlier this week, abortion providers– including Planned Parenthood and Preterm Cleveland, Women’s Med Group and Northeast Ohio Women’s Center –brought suit Tuesday asking for a Temporary Restraining Order against SB 27. The law, scheduled to go into effect April 6, establishes rules for the proper and humane burial or cremation of aborted babies.

Jo Ingles of the Associated Press reported earlier today that Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison Hatheway denied the request from abortion clinics for a temporary restraining order against SB 27.

“I do agree with the state in that I’m not convinced that there is immediate and irreparable harm at this time, because the legislation is not due to take effect until April 6,” Hathaway said.

Judge Hatheway will hear opposing arguments later this moment whether the law should take effect.

Ingles added, “In 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a similar fetal disposal law in Indiana.” NRL News Today wrote extensively about Box v. Planned Parenthood here.

Treating the bodies of unborn babies as more than trash is, of course, too much for the ACLU and the Abortion Industry in Ohio. We read in the second paragraph of the Associated Press’s story about the suit that 

Clinics and their lawyers at ACLU of Ohio filed suit against the Ohio Department of Health and others in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. They asked the court to block the law as an unconstitutional hurdle to women’s legal right to an abortion. 

The litigants called the law “frivolous and medically unnecessary

In response, Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life, said,  “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.

The litigants basically argued that the state “singles out” the remains of aborted babies for treatment different than the way other “infectious waste” is disposed of.