The Ohio Senate voted 24-9 Tuesday in favor to pass Senate Bill 145, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban.
Ohio Right to Life calls the legislation, sponsored by Senators Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Steve Wilson (R-Maineville), the next step in the national effort to end abortions.
“It’s the civil rights issue of our time,” Huffman said. “This is about a child’s right to be born and not ripped apart inside the womb.”
If the bill passes the House of Representatives in the fall, it will be the 18th pro-life bill to become law in Ohio during the past seven years.
“With as much as we’ve accomplished in the last six years, our dismemberment ban is arguably the most significant and groundbreaking legislation to date,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of ORTL. “For the first time since the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, we’re advancing legislation that addresses the brute force of abortion head-on. Every year in Ohio, thousands of babies are brutally dismembered by the abortion industry, ripped limb from limb and extracted piece by piece.”