After six years of dedicated work by pro-life advocates and legislative leaders from throughout the great state of Ohio, the Pain Capable and Heartbeat Bills, two of the most important pieces of pro-life legislation ever passed by a state legislature, now head to pro-life Governor Kasich's desk for his signature. If these bills are signed and enacted into law, thousands of lives would be saved in Ohio every year.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban abortion on babies over 5 months, at the time we know babies can experience excruciating pain. The “Heartbeat” bill separately would require abortionists to verify the heartbeat of a baby as early as 6 weeks, inform the mother of the baby’s heartbeat and bar an abortion on the baby. Your signatures and those of your church members will encourage Governor Kasich to stand with us and sign these bills into law.
Please plan on joining Pastors JC Church, Family Research Council’s Watchmen Midwest Representative, and Pastor Tim Throckmorton, The Ohio Family Research Council’s State Director along with Pastors from around the State for a Press conference Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 AM in the Ladies Gallery in the Capitol as we stand together prayerfully urging the Governor to stand with the unborn and thousands of Ohioans by signing into law the Pain Capable and Heartbeat Bills.
With all the incredible effort that has gone into moving this legislation forward over the last six years and the tireless efforts of so many in the pro-life movement, the Pastors and Churches of Ohio must speak up and prayerfully stand in support of these life saving measures!
One way you can do that is to sign onto the letter, urging Governor Kasich to sign the bills and make them part of Ohio law. Again, click here to sign. Also forward the link to your church members to sign.
We also hope to gather 100,000 signatures from pro-lifers in the next five days to express to the Governor our support for these bills and the life of the unborn! Also, please join us in Columbus at the Capitol on Thursday for the Press Conference. We need a show of strength at this critical moment!