Chairman Paduchik Statement on the Second Anniversary of the ‘Heartbeat Bill’
COLUMBUS, OH— Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Paduchik released the following statement on today’s two-year anniversary of the passage of the “Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act” (SB 23), commonly known as the “Heartbeat Bill.”
“Governor DeWine and Ohio Republican legislators have been courageous advocates for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn.
“Thanks to the passage of the Heartbeat Bill, October 2020 saw the lowest number of abortions performed in the state’s history since Roe v. Wade.
“Ohio is blessed to have Republican leaders that are committed to protecting the lives of unborn children.”
Ohio Value Voters President John Stover Statement:
“It was two years ago on April 11, 2019, that Ohio joined a number of other states with the passage and signing of the Heartbeat bill. Unfortunately, John Kasich had vetoed the bill twice while in office. Ultimately, it was Governor Mike DeWine that signed the bill after passage by the House and Senate.
“The bible states in Proverbs, chapter 6, verse 17 that the LORD hates, “…hands that shed innocent blood.” It is estimated that over 60 million unborn children have been aborted since 1973. Children dying by the hands of abortionist which shed innocent blood.
“We must continue to fight for the rights of unborn children. The right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis Statement:
“Ohio Right to Life is grateful for Governor DeWine’s pro-life leadership. The Heartbeat bill was the first and most important pro-life legislation he signed into law. Governor DeWine campaigned on the heartbeat bill and pledged to sign it when elected. He kept his promise and today Ohio leads the nation with the most life affirming laws and regulations in place.
Women and their children are safer today in the great state of Ohio due to Governor DeWine’s pro-life leadership.”
Center for Christian Virtue President Aaron Baer Statement:
“Every year, 20,000 unborn Ohio children lose their lives in abortion facilities. Yet two years ago, we took a stand to end this atrocity when Governor DeWine signed Senator Roegner and Rep. Hood and Rep. Keller’s Heartbeat Bill. Ohio proved that With God all things are possible, and when our political leaders show courage and compassion we can save women and children from Planned Parenthood’s deadly and dangerous practices.”