Ohio Senate Passes Bill Banning Dangerous WebCam Abortions

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 4, 2020   |   7:45PM   |   Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio state Senate has approved a pro-life bill to ban a dangerous form of abortions that kill unborn babies but also put women’s health at risk. This legislation prohibits the use of telemedicine for the purpose of providing abortion-inducing drugs.

Stephanie Ranade Krider, Vice President of Ohio Right to Life, told LifeNews:

“Today, as the United States Supreme Court hears a pro-life case, the passage of this bill by the Ohio Senate takes on even greater importance. We are so grateful to the Ohio Senate for passing Senate Bill ___ to protect women’s health and safety. As the proportion of chemically-induced abortion continues to increase, greater care – not less – ought to be exercised in ensuring women’s safety. While it is too late for the unborn baby on whom the effects of this drug will be almost certainly fatal, using telemedicine to dispense dangerous, abortion-inducing drugs, as Planned Parenthood is already doing in Ohio, shows the abortion industry’s lack of regard for the danger it poses their patients. It is unacceptable to compromise patient safety for the convenience of the industry.”

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“Ohio Right to Life thanks Senator Steve Huffman and the Ohio Senate for their leadership on this legislation, and their commitment to defending innocent life.”

Non-surgical abortions continue to make up a greater proportion of abortions performed in Ohio each year. In 2018, the [two-drug] Mifeprex regimen was used to perform 6,103 abortions, or approximately 30% of all abortions that year, and is the most commonly reported method of abortion before 10 weeks gestation.

At the same time, for the period 2012 to 2018, the FDA recorded 4,195 “adverse events” from Mifeprex nationally, including 24 deaths.