COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) announced that Ohio Governor John Kasich last week signed into law House Bill 214, which would prohibit doctors from performing an abortion if the reason for terminating the pregnancy is due to a pre-natal Down syndrome diagnosis. The bill the governor signed was a companion bill to Senate Bill 164, which was co-sponsored by Obhof and passed by the Senate earlier this year. 

"The life of every child is precious, regardless of disability.  Every child, no matter the circumstance, has the right to life," said Obhof.

A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information and featured in the New York Times found that approximately 92% of unborn children diagnosed with 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.

Since 2011, the Ohio Senate has passed more significant legislation to defend unborn children and protect their right to life than at any time since the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark abortion ruling in 1973. 
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