Battle for the preborn ramping up in Ohio

Friday, December 30, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundOhio groups are once again stated to ask Ohio lawmakers to consider and honor the sanctity of human life of preborn children.

After six long years, proponents of the legislation were able to gain passage of the “Heartbeat Bill,” which would ban abortions if the baby's heartbeat can be detected.

Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) vetoed the measure – to the dismay and disappointment of many pro-life advocates.

Linda Theis of Ohio Pro-Life Action told OneNewsNow that the hope for an override vote was dashed.

“A number of our legislators were already scheduled to come in and had gone to great lengths to be sure that they would be available, but we had a number of them possibly because some of them were on their way out – were not going to be here for the next session. But we were very disappointed that they didn't come back for the override vote.”

The strategy is somewhat different than the slow approach used by pro-life organizations – to get laws on the books to save the lives of preborn children.

“We've taken incremental approaches for years and years and years, and we've done some good things,” Theis continued. “And we've stopped some abortions, but we've not really put anything in the legislative process that could actually go to the Supreme Court and invite them to overturn Roe – so that's where we're going. We're not going to stop. We'll just keep at it until the day comes when we can stop the killing of the unborn children.

Ohio lawmakers will resume their work in January, which is when the battle against abortion and for preborn children starts afresh.

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