As reported by LifeNews.com, Ohio introduced a measure yesterday to the state legislature that would place a ban on abortions past twenty-four weeks (or even twenty weeks if the baby were considered viable.) LifeNews included Michael Gonidakis’ (executive director of Ohio Right to Life) opinion of the legislation:
“[Gonidakis] says his group supports the legislation and told the newspaper that this is one of the first major efforts to limit late-term abortions in Ohio following a 1997 decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down the state’s previous ban. He believes the 2007 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a federal partial-birth abortion ban gives the state legal leverage to push for banning late-term abortions.”
That same Supreme Court ruling is what emboldened Nebraska to pass a similar law in April, 2010 which banned abortion’s from taking place after twenty weeks.
Iowa is another state that, in an attempt to block Dr. Leroy Carhart from setting up shop as a late-term abortionist, is seriously pushing for similar measures.
Susan B. Anthony List Congratulates and encourages all the states who continue to push for legislation that protects unborn children from abortion, especially late-term abortion, and advances the Pro-Life cause with these incremental steps that grant the unborn their due legal representation.