Dept. on Health Affairs
Care for Creation
The Ohio House will begin deliberations on the Executive Budget proposal presented by Governor DeWine. A House version will be proposed, followed by a Senate version. In June a conference committee will deliberate and propose compromises based upon the three versions. A balanced budget must be enacted by July 1, 2019.
The Catholic Conference of Ohio will be elvaluating and offering recommendations throughout the process.
The Ohio Senate passed SB 23 by a vote of 19-13. The bill generally prohibits a physician from performing an abortion on an unborn child whose fetal heartbeat has been detected (usually around 10 weeks). The Catholic Conference of Ohio testified in support of this legislation.
The Senate also passed SR 41 by a vote of 32-0. This resolution urges Congress to enact the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which would guarantee adequate medical care is given to babies born after surviving an attempted abortion. The Catholic Conference of Ohio testified in support of this resolution.
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The Catholic Conference of Ohio supports passage of SB 13, the "Protect Trafficked Minors Act". This bill will help protect minors up to age 18 years old from being “trafficked”. Currently, only children up to age 16 years old are fully protected under Ohio law. The bill is pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Catholic Conference of Ohio believes it is important for Ohio to continue strengthening protections for victims of human trafficking. SB 13 provides yet another series of helpful changes. Such changes will help ensure that minors up to age 18 will have a greater degree of protection under Ohio law.
Sponsor Testimony from Senator Teresa Fedor
Catholic Conference of Ohio Action Alert
Catholic Conference of Ohio's Informational Flyer (Updated 3/19)
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