March 2021 – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) signed the Unborn Child Dignity Act into law December 30, 2020, requiring burial or cremation of aborted babies. The legislation was initially introduced in 2016, after DeWine, who was the Ohio attorney general at the time, launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood and found that Ohio affiliates of the abortion giant had been dumping babies’ bodies in landfills.
The law requires that abortion facilities “document in the pregnant woman’s medical record the final disposition determination made” and “maintain evidentiary documentation demonstrating the date and method of the disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortions performed or induced in the facility.”
“Abortionists will have to sign off on a disposal statement of compliance, and if they fail to do so,” explained Allie Frazier of Ohio Right to Life, “the Unborn Child Dignity Act ensures that doctors who do not meet the requirements of this law are penalized under law.”
The language was modeled after Indiana legislation signed into law by then Gov. Mike Pence (R) in August 2015, and was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019.
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