Senate District 14
Terry Johnson
Governor Signs 'Born Alive' Legislation
December 22, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) announced that Governor DeWine singed Senate Bill 157 today, ensuring abortionists must preserve the life and health of an infant born alive after a botched abortion.
"Thank you Governor DeWine for standing up for Ohio's newborns and protecting life at its most vulnerable stage," Johnson said. "Every child, no matter the circumstances surrounding his or her birth, deserves our compassion and care."
The bill also includes reporting requirements and penalties for the attending physician who fails to report a baby that has been born alive after an attempted abortion. While individual stories will remain confidential, the Department of Health will publish annually the number of babies who survive abortions in Ohio.

In addition, Senate Bill 157 ensures taxpayer dollars do not directly or indirectly fund abortions by prohibiting a physician from being employed at a state-funded higher education or medical institution, if they serve as a consulting physician for an abortion clinic.

To learn more about Senate Bill 157, click here.
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