Hottinger on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to overturn Roe V. Wade
COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger
(R-Newark) issued this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization:
"There has been no issue over the past 50 years in America that is as emotionally charged or has as firmly held convictions and deeply divided opinions than the issue of abortion.
There is no middle ground on the subject and, with many people having very deeply held convictions on the matter, it has been a contentious issue for the entirety of my legislative career.
Today's United States Supreme Court decision overturns Roe v. Wade and returns the life and death decisions of abortion to states and state legislatures to determine the law in their respective states. I would argue that state legislatures are the proper and legitimate place for the debate to occur.
The Ohio General Assembly is comprised of many legislators who believe that life begins at conception, and we have taken a number of steps through the years to reduce abortions in Ohio. We are likely take additional action in the months ahead to further protect the lives of the unborn."