NRL News

ACLU, abortionists challenge Ohio’s “Unborn Child Dignity Act”

by | Mar 10, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

After years of hard work and dedication by Ohio pro-lifers, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 27, the Unborn Child Dignity Act, into law just before the end of last year. SB 27, scheduled to go into effect April 6, establish rules for the proper and humane burial or cremation of aborted babies.

“No longer will the tiny bodies of babies whose lives have been tragically taken by abortion be treated like trash,” Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life said at the time. “In Ohio, we respect life and we bury our dead. The abortion industry, which has for decades tried to convince women that the lives of their children don’t matter and should simply be thrown away, will now be unable to hide behind this blatant lie.”  

Treating the bodies of unborn babies as more than trash is, of course, too much for the ACLU and the Abortion Industry. Here’s the  lead to the Associated Press’s story about the suit brought Tuesday by “abortion providers,” including Planned Parenthood, Preterm-Cleveland, Women’s Med Group and Northeast Ohio Women’s Center:

Clinics and their lawyers at ACLU of Ohio filed suit against the Ohio Department of Health and others in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. They asked the court to block the law as an unconstitutional hurdle to women’s legal right to an abortion. 

The litigants called the law “frivolous and medically unnecessary.”

 In response, Gonidakis said,  “The calloused actions of the abortion industry truly know no bounds. ”

Requiring the broken bodies of abortion victims to be humanely buried is simply common decency. The abortion industry’s desire to deny the innocent unborn even the right to a proper burial reveals where their allegiances lie: not with basic decency, but with their bottom line. Regardless of all obstacles thrown in our way, Pro-Life Ohio will never cease our advocacy until the dignity of every precious and irreplaceable human life is both respected and protected under law.

Beyond the usual huffing and puffing [SB 27 is a “sea change,” no less], the litigants basically argue that the state “singles out” the remains of aborted babies for treatment different than the way other “infectious waste” is disposed of.

Categories: Legislation