In the wake of mass Republican betrayal of pro-life voters everywhere, one bill coming out of Ohio this week is both invigorating and inspiring.
Republican lawmakers in Ohio who are clearly worth their salt have introduced a bill that would outright ban abortion, treating those who participate in the act of murdering a baby in the womb as criminals.
Cleaveland.com reports that “House Bill 565 would ban all abortions at all stages of pregnancy, even in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger. The bill makes an ‘unborn human’ a person under Ohio’s criminal code regarding murder, manslaughter and homicide and allows wrongful death lawsuits.”
Ron Hood and Nino Vitale are the state Representatives who introduced HB 565.
“I believe life begins at conception so the goal of this bill is to first of all continue to get the word out that life does begin at conception and move the debate in that direction, and to protect unborn Ohioans from being aborted,” Hood says, and also explained that it would be up to a proseuctor to decide what kind of punishment would be appropriate for the crime of abortion, although unlike similar bills in the past, this bill has the potential to hold the woman whose baby is being aborted accountable.
The ban would include abortion in the case of rape, which Vitale says is out of interest for the rape victim.
“Life isn’t always giving us things by our choice and I don’t want to put a woman through a second trauma after she’s been through such an awful first one,” he said.
Apologia Studios recently posted an interview with Rep. Hood along with an urgent cry for support.
“The bill will face heavy opposition,” writes Live Action Network. “Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed a heartbeat bill in 2016, instead signing into law a bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks. A federal court judge also recently declared the Ohio law banning abortions due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome to be unconstitutional. Still, some in the pro-life movement are hopeful that the bill could potentially encourage changes, most specifically to Roe v. Wade.
“Ohio Right to Life believes life begins at conception and hopes that one day we can change the Supreme Court’s mind to allow Ohio to enact its own pro-life policies,” said Ohio Right to Life president Mike Gonidakis.
If you live in Ohio, urge your representatives to vote YES on HB 565!! Also, please share this article far and wide to spread awareness for what would be a landmark victory against abortion!