Forego Ensuring Significant Legislation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 29, 2016 (Cincinnati, OH): Despite expectations of legislators’ return to Columbus to address overrides to Governor Kasich’s vetoes of an energy mandate bill and Ohio’s human heartbeat protections legislation, our elected officials have decided not to do so.
“One would hope that legislators paid by citizen’s taxes would finish out the year with the work they are sent to Columbus to do up through December 31st,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, which has been a leading advocate for Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill.
“Our understanding was that supportive legislators’ votes were there in the House and Senate to override the governor’s veto and protect babies with beating hearts, with many representatives in fact adjusting holiday schedules to be ready to participate in an override session this week.”
Efforts have been in progress since 2011 to pass Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill, which has broad grassroots support, while increasing public awareness as to the true nature of abortion and its assaults on women and men and their unborn children.
Work will continue for bold legislative strategies and final passage of Ohio’s human heartbeat protections.