Born Alive Protection Act Signed by
Governor DeWine

Abortion Survivors are Now Protected
Two Abortion Clinics Will Potentially Close
as Tax Dollars are Separated from Abortion

BREAKING-December 22, 2021

Senate Bill 157 was signed by Governor DeWine today protecting Ohioans born alive after a failed attempt on their life during an abortion. The Born Alive Infant Protection Act, sponsored by State Senators Huffman (R) and Johnson (R) makes it a felony to not provide care for these precious children. It also must now be legally recorded with The State of Ohio if a child does live after the attempt on their life during this violent procedure.

Cincinnati Right to Life testified in the Ohio House and Senate on behalf of this life-saving legislation. We thank Senators Huffman and Johnson for bringing this needed legislation forward. We are grateful for each lawmaker that voted in favor of saving the youngest Ohioans. Cincinnati Right to Life is also grateful to Governor DeWine for signing SB 157 into law.

Because of this new law, two abortion clinics in southwest Ohio—Women’s Med Center in Dayton and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio—who rely on state-funded doctors for their abortions could potentially close. There is language in the law that prohibits doctors to work for abortion clinics if they also earn an income from state-funded universities and hospitals. In 2020 there were over 3,200 abortions committed on Auburn Ave. at PP of SW Ohio. Thousands of lives would be saved if this killing center finally closes.

Laura Strietmann, Executive Director of Cincinnati Right to Life: "The for-profit Ohio abortion industry has dismissed concern for the lives of women and children for far too long. Each life in our beautiful State has value and must be fought for until we see an end to the gruesome practices of abortionists in Ohio. We know for a fact that babies have survived abortion and this new law ensures the babies are respected, not discarded. Ohio is prolife and our citizens do not want our tax dollars connected to abortion in any way. Thank you Governor DeWine."