COLUMBUS - 

State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) today introduced legislation aimed at addressing an appalling practice by Planned Parenthood of sending the remains of aborted babies to public landfills for disposal.
 
“Planned Parenthood continues to demonstrate utter disregard for the sanctity of human life, even in death,” said Uecker. “My proposed legislation seeks to ensure the dignity of babies whose lives ended too soon at the hands of abortionists.”
 
Uecker’s bill would limit the options for disposing of fetal remains to humane burial and cremation; increase informed consent by requiring full disclosure to women pursuing abortions; and set a penalty for any violation of the statute as a first degree misdemeanor.
 
On Friday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the findings from an investigation which revealed Planned Parenthood’s practice of sending the remains of aborted babies to public landfills, despite the state’s requirement that aborted fetal remains be disposed of humanely.
 
A similar discovery was made in South Carolina where abortionists now face major fines for unlawfully disposing of fetal remains in public landfills.

 
 
 
  
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Uecker Introduces Bill To Reform State Agency Rulemaking Process

 

“Whether you own a small business or are simply dealing with over regulation as an individual, we can all agree that strengthening efficiency and transparency will be a positive thing for the state's rulemaking process,” said Uecker.



 
 

Uecker Introduces Bill Supporting Rights Of Ohioans To Defend Themselves And Their Families

 

"The sad reality is that in cases of self-defense, law-abiding Ohioans are guilty until proven innocent," said Uecker. "Only compounding the anxieties of such a life-or-death situation is the obligation to prove your own innocence if, God-forbid, you are forced to use a firearm to defend yourself or your family."



 
 

Uecker Appointed To Foundation For Promoting Job Creation In Southern Ohio Farming Communities

 

"I'm honored to join this distinguished group of community leaders as we promote opportunities that help spur job creation here in southern Ohio," said Uecker. "Programs supported by the foundation also play an important role in improving quality of life for families across the region."



 
 

Senate-Passed Transportation Budget Invests $7.8 Billion For Improving Local Roads And Bridges

 

"This budget takes steps to address the infrastructure concerns of our local communities, with an additional $48 million for county and municipal road improvements," said State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township). "Investments in Ohio's robust transportation system support easier access for companies to reach new markets for their goods and services."