As a believer in the dignity and worth of every human person, no matter the circumstances or stage of development, the Catholic Conference of Ohio is urging legislators to support HB 598, the Human Life Protection Act. The legislation gives a preborn child legal protection from harm during his or her development if the U.S. Supreme Court gives states the ability to protect women and children from the injustice of abortion. By supporting HB 598, we can affirm the value of every human life and welcome the possibility of saving countless unborn children. The bill provides a criminal penalty for a physician who performs an abortion but gives the mother immunity from any criminal consequences.
Let's make Ohio a place that cares for mothers and children with both material resources and personal accompaniment so they can flourish and contribute to the common good. HB 598 allows Ohio to focus on what mothers, children, and all families need for their well-being without the threat of abortion.