Thursday, December 13, 2007

Victory in Ohio!

From Ohio Right to Life comes exciting news about an ultrasound bill passed on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

December 13, 2007-- Wednesday, December 12, H.B. 314, the Ultrasound Viewing Option Bill, was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives on a 72-18 vote. H.B. 314, which is sponsored by Rep. Shannon Jones (R, Springboro, former Dayton Right to Life Board Member), would require that, if an ultrasound examination is performed prior to or during an abortion, the abortionist must give the woman an opportunity to view the active ultrasound image of the unborn child and the opportunity to receive a physical picture of the ultrasound image. The bill had been passed by the House Health Committee earlier on December 12.

"We are delighted that the Ohio House has recognized the merit of this common sense pro-life and pro-woman bill", said Denise Mackura, Director and General Counsel of Ohio Right to Life. "Persons who claim to support a 'woman's right to choose' should support the woman's right to see an ultrasound if she chooses. Just as x-rays are commonly shown to patients deciding on surgery, letting a woman see an ultrasound can help her make a more informed choice, and an uninformed choice is no choice at all," Mackura said.

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