Pro-Life Stance

You may have recently received information or noticed advertising that attempts to distort or mischaracterize my pro-life position.  I am, have been and will continue to be one of the leading pro-life advocates in the Ohio General Assembly.  In fact, the very first bill I introduced upon assuming office more than a decade ago was a pro-life measure. Since then, I have drafted, sponsored, and voted for every pro-life measure that was placed before me.

I am proud to have championed legislation that:

  • banned late-term abortions in Ohio
  • placed limits on the use of RU-486 across our state
  • allowed pharmacists and health workers of conscious to refuse distributing drugs that cause abortion or terminate pregnancies following conception
  • strengthened the state’s parental consent laws
  • prohibited taxpayer dollars to be used toward abortions under the provisions of “Obamacare”
  • prohibited the use of taxpayer dollars from being used for abortions at Ohio’s public hospitals and barred the coverage for abortions from public employee health care plans
  • protected pro-life and Christian college groups from being banned on campuses
  • required the Health Department to apply for abstinence education grants for our schools