Columbus, Ohio– Today, the Ohio Senate’s Health Committee will hear sponsor testimony on S.B. 123, the Human Life Protection Act, sponsored by Senators Kristina Roegner and Sandra O’Brien and spearheaded by Ohio Right to Life. S.B.123 is a ban on abortions which would take effect when the United States Supreme Court overturns the condition precedent in Roe v. Wade.
The intent of the legislation would be to apply felony penalties for abortionists while also providing immunity for women upon whom illegal abortions are performed. S.B. 123 would not affect birth control or after-miscarriage care. Eleven other states have enacted similar legislation and it is currently in effect in all of them.
“Ohio Right to Life is proud to champion this groundbreaking piece of pro-life legislation,” said Allie Frazier, director of communications at Ohio Right to Life. “This bill will allow Ohio to take the ultimate step to protect the most vulnerable.”
She added, “S.B. 123 will help ensure that no baby is singled out for death by abortion and that no woman feels like she must choose between herself and her child. Let’s be clear: abortion victimizes women and it kills babies. We are ready for an Ohio where every woman in crisis is embraced with real support and where no baby’s life is considered disposable. Our time is now. We are going to end abortion.”