Latta Attends March for Life, Reintroduces Pro-Life Focused Legislation
Latta reintroduces pro-life legislation to protect moms, babies, unborn; hosts reception with over 100 marchers from Ohio
Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined Ohioans and Americans from across the country at the 2023 March for Life held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and hosted a pro-life reception providing a legislative update for over 100 individuals from Ohio in the Rayburn House Office Building.
“I believe every single life is precious, and that it is our duty to protect and defend those who cannot defend themselves,” Latta said. “Today’s gathering reaffirmed my long-standing commitment to defend life by championing critical legislation in Congress to protect mothers, babies, and our most vulnerable – the unborn.”
Latta today also reintroduced two bills – the Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act and the Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act – to help protect mothers, babies, and unborn children.
Latta’s Pro-Life Legislation:
Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act:
· This bill would prevent labeling changes, such as removing the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS), for already approved abortion drugs. It would also prevent providers from “dispensing” the drugs remotely, by mail, or via telemedicine, and would prevent the FDA from approving new chemical abortion drugs. Chemical abortions have the highest complication rate of available procedures and allowing chemical abortion drugs to be dispensed without an in-person appointment and ultrasound dramatically increases the risk to women.
Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act:
· This bill would make it a federal crime to dispose of aborted baby body parts in landfills or in any navigable waters of the United States.
U.S. House Approves Latta Backed Pro-Life Measures:
This month, the U.S. House approved the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Condemning the Recent Attacks on Pro-Life Facilities. Latta was a cosponsor and voted in favor of both measures.
· The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to 1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and 2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital.
· The Condemning the Recent Attacks on Pro-Life Facilities is a resolution to condemn violence perpetrated against pro-life facilities in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision.
Latta has cosponsored several pro-life bills this Congress, including:
· Heartbeat Protection Act: to prevent a physician to knowingly perform an abortion after determining that a fetus has a detectable heartbeat.
· Pharmacist Conscience Protection Act: to provide a private right of action to for health care providers who refuse to store or fill a prescription for a drug intended to cause an abortion.
· Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act: to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from providing federal family planning grants to entities that perform abortions or provide funds to entities that perform abortions.###