SB 260 – Regards Abortion-Inducing Drugs

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On Wednesday afternoon (heading into evening) the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee held the third hearing on Senate Bill 260, to ban Telemed services to provide chemical abortions.  A large group of pro-abortion advocates, from Planned Parenthood and the ACLU to newer “organizing” groups targeting teens and college-aged students, testified against helping to protect women’s health. Their efforts were fruitless, as the panel voted to report the bill on a 7-4 vote (with Republican Stephanie Kunze of Hilliard voting with pro-abortion Democrats against the bill). The Senate may take up the bill if the session scheduled for next Wednesday is not canceled. 

From Friday 5 – February 28, 2020

Margie Christie, President of Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio and Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life and I  testified  (see our testimony on video archive  here, beginning at the 1:51:10 mark) this week at the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee hearing in support of Senator Stephen Huffman’s Senate Bill 260. SB 260 Bans the Use of Tele-Medicine Conferencing for the Performance of a Chemical Abortion. SB 260 is scheduled for a third hearing and possible vote on Wednesday, February 26 th.

From Friday 5 – February 21, 2020

The Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee has scheduled a second hearing (proponent testimony only) on  Senate Bill 260,  Senator Stephen Huffman’s Telemed Abortion Ban legislation. SB260 requires a medical provider to be physically present with a pregnant woman when administering chemical abortion drugs to the woman.  The Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 19 th  at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate South Hearing Room . Individuals wishing to testify in support would need to submit written testimony to the  Sen. Dave Burke   chairman  no later than 24 hours prior to the committee start time.

From Friday 5 – February 14, 2020

In an effort to slow down the growing momentum of the access to chemical abortion drugs, Senator Stephen Huffman, himself a physician, has introducedSB 260, a bill to ban chemical abortion provision via telemedicine. With recent advances in telemedicine, the physician doesn’t have to be in the same room, building, state, etc. to prescribe and provide the first dosage of abortion-causing chemicals (such as RU-486). Senate Bill 260, although it doesn’t address banning such drugs or such chemical abortions, does require a physician to physically be in the same room with the woman to administer the first round of drugs. The bill doesn’t stop any abortions, but it does keep the abortionist from just phoning (or Skyping) in a killing. The bill was given Sponsor (Sen. Huffman) Testimony on Wednesday of this week. 

From Friday 5 – January 31, 2020