State legislators in Ohio are fighting the “pro-choice” rhetoric of abortion proponents by introducing the Humanity of the Unborn Child bill.
This bill, if passed, would require Ohio’s department of health and the state board of education to collaborate in the development of curriculum that includes “accurate, scientifically verifiable information” about the stages of fetal development. The state entities would not be allowed to consult with the abortion industry to develop the educational materials. The bill also mandates that the state department of health provide the public with information that demonstrates how abortion kills babies and maintain a list of resources related to pregnancy care centers and adoption resources. Finally, if passed the bill would bar educators from referring students for abortions.
“When we are able to more clearly see the scientific reality of life in the womb, we are also able to understand the brutality and inhumanity of abortion,” Ohio Right to Life legislative affairs director Jessica Warner said when testifying in support of the bill.
Local school boards will have the final say whether they want to use the new curriculum or not.
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