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Bill To Specify Handling Of Fetal Remains Passes Ohio Senate Committee

Gary Daniels, ACLU of Ohio, testifies
Gary Daniels, ACLU of Ohio, testifies

A bill that would specify the handling of fetal remains that are a result of abortions has made it over another hurdle. The bill passed a Senate committee on a party-line vote.

The bill would require burial or cremation of fetal remains from abortions. The ACLU Ohio’s Gary Daniels characterizes it as “legislative harassment” by abortion opponents.

“In their minds, if they continue to fail at outlawing abortion, then perhaps making it as difficult as possible for clinics and doctors to stay in business, will accomplish many of the same goals.”

Ohio Right to Life is backing the bill, saying it is needed to ensure remains are treated humanely. Courts have put similar laws in two other states on hold. This bill now goes to the full Senate.

Copyright 2018 The Statehouse News Bureau