COLUMBUS—On Tuesday, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) introduced legislation that would prohibit an abortion from being performed if the reason for terminating the pregnancy is due to a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

"The life of every child is precious, regardless of disability.  Every child, no matter the circumstance, has the right to life," said Senator LaRose. "This legislation will protect the lives of unborn children with disabilities, valuing them as equal members of society."

The vast majority of unborn children in the U.S., that receive a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome, are aborted. Women who receive such a diagnosis for their child are often pressured to have an abortion by both family and medical professionals. However, research shows a significant number of false-positives occur in pre-natal diagnoses.

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LaRose Bill Will Increase Accountability, Bolster Voter Confidence And Better Secure Ohio Elections


"These audits will ensure that every Ohioan can be confident that their vote is accurately counted," said Senator LaRose. "The evolution of technology presents both opportunities and vulnerabilities. It is our responsibility to maintain a constant vigilance to protect the integrity of our elections. With this best-in-class technique in place, Ohioans can be sure that our state is leading the way in the fight against fraud.” 


Ohio Senate Passes Historic Congressional Redistricting Reform With Bipartisan Support


COLUMBUS— With unanimous, bipartisan support, the Ohio Senate today passed a plan to reform the process for drawing Ohio’s congressional districts. The passage of Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 follows weeks of good faith negotiations between the leadership of both parties in the General Assembly and various redistricting reform advocates.


PHOTO: LaRose Honors Hudson High School Cross Country Team As State Champions


“I am proud to honor the accomplishment, endurance, and determination of these young men,” said Senator LaRose. “They are a credit, not only to their families and school but also to our whole community."


Senate Passes Legislation Eliminating Barriers For Veterans


“When transitioning back to civilian life, our veterans should be afforded every opportunity to use the skills they gained while serving in the military," said Senator LaRose.