Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Wednesday, Dec. 30, requiring women to either cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions.
The bill signed into law states the “pregnant woman is responsible for the costs related to the final disposition of the fetal remains at the chosen location.”
If cremation is chosen, the fetus must also be placed in a “grave, crypt, or niche,” the measure states.
Whoever fails to follow the bill’s requirements will face “a misdemeanor of the first degree.”
Planned Parenthood has slammed the bill as unnecessary and described it as another attack against women.
“This is honestly just a familiar ploy by these lawmakers who use the chaos of the end of year session to try and pass these unpopular bills,” Lauren Powell, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio, told WEWS-TV.
“Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of Ohioans support access to safe and legal abortion care. This is not something that is intended to promote patient safety or access to care. Really, it’s just another attack.”
Meanwhile, DeWine, a Republican, has another abortion bill on his desk that would ban the use of telemedicine during abortions. Doctors who fail to comply with the law would face criminal charges.
The above comes from a Jan. 2 story on Fox News.
May this small step in recognizing the dignity of these of the littlest of our brothers and sisters stir something in the hearts and minds of all that leads us, as a society, to restore protection for innocent babies and spare their mothers the violence of abortion.
May God bless our Catholic brother, Mr. DeWine, as he seeks to serve the people in a way consistent with the Christian faith he claims.
@ Deacon Craig: Very nicely said. Governor DeWine has great strength of character and a tender heart.
I don’t think Ohio is asking anything. They have a law requiring fetal burial.
And, what are your thoughts on that law, mikem?
I agree with the law, Curious. How bout you?
I, too, agree with the law and would like to see some, any, progress for the unborn and their mothers here in California.
Well, “killer moms”– go bury your murdered children. Brazen, selfish, Satanic baby murderers. No moral consciences. The dignity, the humanity, of all those poor, murdered children– means nothing at all, to these heartless abortionists– compared to their filthy, sinful, and totally unnecessary Satanic “teen joyrides in the flesh.” Sex is a part of a lifelong union of a man and a woman in marriage. All of these people should be in jail for their crimes of baby murder.
Unfortunately, my punctuation marks (!) have all been changed to (.) This happens a lot to my posts! Must I find a different style of writing??
The All Powerful and Loving Creator made these “teens” and all of us. They are as precious and unique as their unborn child and all of us. Unfortunately those having abortions and those encouraging them and even the abortionists themselves need our prayers. I do not know why I am privileged to know John Paul’s teachings on the Theology of the Body. But I do know many teens are simply a product of our society that promotes every form of sex that is possible.
I still recall a teen who had had many “partners”, tell me, that she has only lived in a time where casual sex has been shown to her on tv, movies and even in her mom’s home, outside marriage. Many of those having abortions need our encouragement and prayers, not jail time. Abortionists yes, but many of these parents need guidance and support. Even Christ Himself I believe would call them “lost”.
I am not saying these little ones weren’t murdered. But we must find more ways to educate, support and stop the money flow. Everyone knows fewer abortions would take place if there was no money in it.
Marie, I agree with you.
However, we do need clear and consistent moral teaching in the Church and secular society– and stern guidance against sin, and appropriate consequences for sin. We need maturity, “tough love,” and moral strength! Our Church and secular society has nearly completely lost all understanding of morality, and good, common sense! Kids should be nurtured with loving care– but never babied, and turned into selfish immoral morons, living for self-gratifications, many becoming outlaws, juvenile delinquents. One-third of all Americans today, has a crime record! You cannot trust your neighbors, and even local schools and churches are not trustworthy places– nor even the Boy Scouts! Child sex offenders, prostitution, dope, robberies, rape, assault– crime everywhere– and no respect for anyone! That is a horror, for such a wonderful country, with so many blessings! Abortion is murder– very often for self-gratifying purposes! Murder is a horrible crime! Sex is a very serious thing– not a “toy” for “entertainment.” Sex is a responsibility of a lifelong man-woman Marriage. Marriage, home and family are the heart and core center of every culture. Children are a great big responsibility– not something to “make a personal decision” — to kill!– if Mama so “decides!” The life of a child is precious!– and does not belong to you, it belongs to Almighty God! A country without worship of God and practice of morality is in great danger of a total collapse and death.
I don’t know what it takes, these days, for people to grow up, and understand– “Thou shalt not kill!” What if your mom told you, she is going to kill your baby sister or brother in their little crib– maybe with a deceptively-“simple-and-easy” Euthanasia shot—“for this or that reason?” Or she is going to kill Grandma, and give her a Euthanasia shot– “for this or that reason?” Or, she is going to give your dad a Euthanasia shot– “for this or that reason??” Some societies have become that immoral, believe it or not! That child is a great, big responsibility– and is not yours to “decide” to kill! When you kill a child– whether it is by a careless hit-and-run accident, or by abortion– it is no simple thing, as if you dropped your aunt’s favorite China teacup on the floor and broke it-whoops!– No, you have wrongfully taken the life of a poor, innocent, helpless child! Very serious! Abortionists and hit-and-run drivers– and “mercy killers”– all have to go to court and face up to their crimes– and face God, too! That poor little child’s life is very precious!
Since the Roe vs.Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, a total of 61 million American children have been killed by abortion. A horrific Holocaust. Hitler killed 6 million Jews– he had no regard nor respect for the life of a Jew. And Americans who are abortion lawmakers, or who get abortions, or assist at or perform abortions– likewise have no regard nor respect for the life of poor little children in their mothers’ wombs. I always am reminded of the Greek myth of cold-blooded Queen Medea, who fell in love with Jason of the Argonauts– she evilly arranged for her maid to kill her two little children, so that she could be “free” to run off and have an affair with her lover, Jason. Satanic.
While it is true that many young girls and women who obtain abortions may be very young victims of cruel and abusive situations, and do not understand that a precious baby is being heartlessly killed– there are many cold-blooded abortion activists, providers, and lawmakers (Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Xavier Becerra, leaders of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, etc.)– who are notoriously evil in their efforts to promote and legally preserve “a woman’s reproductive right” to kill her baby by abortion.