Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Stop Abortion Clinics From Throwing Aborted Babies in Trash or Sewer

State   Steven Ertelt   Mar 27, 2019   |   3:43PM    Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio state Senate today passed a bill to stop abortion clinics from throwing the bodies of aborted babies in the trash or sewer.

Today the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 27, the Unborn Child Dignity Act by a vote of 24-7. This bill passed the Senate Health, Human Services, and Medicaid Committee yesterday.

This legislation requires the humane burial or cremation of unborn children following an abortion and it also increases informed consent for women seeking abortions.

Similar legislation was originally introduced in 2015, after the release of viral undercover videos in which top officials at Planned Parenthood were caught discussing the trade of aborted baby body parts. Later, the Ohio Attorney General’s office discovered that Planned Parenthood locations in Ohio contract with waste disposal companies that deposit the remains of aborted children in landfills.

Jamieson Gordon, spokeswoman for Ohio Right to Life, told LifeNews.com her group was delighted by the vote.

“Ohio Right to Life is thrilled to see this important legislation pass in the Ohio Senate. Aborted babies deserve to be treated with dignity in their death, and that is exactly what the Unborn Child Dignity Act seems to do,” she said. “This simple clarification of Ohio law will give women greater informed consent and ensure that unborn children are treated with the respect that every human person deserves. We are thankful for the leadership of pro-life Senator Joe Uecker and the Ohio Senate. We hope that the Ohio House will move quickly on this compassionate piece of legislation.”

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Ohio Right to Life prioritized The Unborn Child Dignity Act after the release of viral undercover videos in which top officials at Planned Parenthood were caught discussing the trade of aborted baby body parts. Later, state investigators discovered that Planned Parenthood locations in Ohio contracted with waste disposal companies that deposited the remains of aborted children in landfills.

Attorney General DeWine opened his investigation of Planned Parenthood’s surgical facilities following the release of an undercover video showing Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services admitting that the organization harvests and sells parts of aborted babies. This is the second series of legislative action that responds to the scandal, following behind the de-funding of Planned Parenthood which was signed by Governor John Kasich in February.

The Planned Parenthood abortion business in Ohio whose three clinics were caught illegally dumping aborted babies at landfills has struck back at the very state officials who caught them breaking state law. The abortion company filed a lawsuit against state officials claiming the investigations that resulted in catching the abortion business were politically motivated.

“All three Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliates have sent fetal remains to companies which disposed of the fetuses in landfill,” the investigative report indicates. “Additionally, the Planned Parenthood facility in Bedford Heights stated it uses only one company for disposal. However, that company stated to investigators it does not accept fetal remains for disposal as a corporate policy.”

“Disposing of aborted fetuses from an abortion by sending them to a landfill is callous and completely inhumane,” DeWine said. “It is important the public be aware that these practices are taking place at these Ohio facilities.”

The Attorney General argues that this is in violation of Ohio Revised Code (3701-47-05) which requires that aborted fetal remains be disposed humanely.

Ohio leaders began the investigation in July after Planned Parenthood was caught potentially breaking multiple federal laws to sell the body parts of aborted babies. Numerous other states also began investigations of the nation’s largest abortion business.