Law banning abortion on babies that can feel pain takes effect in Ohio

LifeSiteNews 16 March 2017
Family First Comment: “The 20-week ban … challenges the current national abortion standard and properly moves the legal needle from viability to the baby’s ability to feel pain,” he said. Similar laws are now in place in 16 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.”
Time for New Zealand to be added to the list!

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act went into effect in Ohio on Tuesday, protecting pre-born children from 20 weeks’ gestation.

The new state law was passed last year and signed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich in December. It restricts abortions at 20 weeks or greater or when the unborn child can feel pain.

Physicians could face fourth-degree felony charges and up to 18 months in prison for violating the law. Women and the fathers of unborn babies also could sue doctors for performing illegal abortions.

Ohio Right to Life president Michael Gonidakis explained that the new law changes the Roe v Wade “viability” standard for protection of the pre-born.

“The 20-week ban … challenges the current national abortion standard and properly moves the legal needle from viability to the baby’s ability to feel pain,” he said.

Similar laws are now in place in 16 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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