Law Banning Abortion on Babies That Can Feel Pain Takes Effect in OhioBy Fr. Mark Hodges
March 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews.com)
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act went into effect in Ohio on Tuesday, protecting pre-born children from 20 weeks’ gestation.
The new state law was passed last year and signed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich in December. It restricts abortions at 20 weeks or greater or when the unborn child can feel pain.
Physicians could face fourth-degree felony charges and up to 18 months in prison for violating the law. Women and the fathers of unborn babies also could sue doctors for performing illegal abortions.
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