Senate District 14
Joe Uecker
Bill to Protect Sanctity of Life for Deceased Babies Passes Ohio Senate
March 28, 2019
COLUMBUS—State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) this week announced the passage of legislation aimed at addressing the appalling abortion industry practice of sending the remains of aborted babies to public landfills for disposal.

“Sending dead babies to be cold-heartedly discarded into landfills further demonstrates the total lack of respect for the sanctity of human life that is shown,” said Uecker. “This law takes steps to help protect the dignity of babies whose lives ended too soon as a result of abortion. I also hope to see the recently passed heartbeat bill signed into law quickly so that we have fewer fetal remains to humanely dispose of.”

Uecker’s bill would limit the options for disposing of fetal remains to humane burial and cremation and increase informed consent by requiring full disclosure to women pursuing abortions.

"Ohio Right to Life is thrilled to see this important legislation pass in the Ohio Senate. Aborted babies deserve to be treated with dignity in their death, and that is exactly what the Unborn Child Dignity Act seems to do," stated Jamieson Gordon, a spokeswoman for Ohio Right to Life. "This simple clarification of Ohio law will give women greater informed consent and ensure that unborn children are treated with the respect that every human person deserves. We are thankful for the leadership of pro-life Senator Joe Uecker and the Ohio Senate. We hope that the Ohio House will move quickly on this compassionate piece of legislation."

Senate Bill 27 now goes to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
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