Dignity of the Preborn Act
From the perspective of a conservative pro-lifer, the "Dignity of the Preborn Act" can be seen as a well-balanced approach that respects both the sanctity of life and fiscal responsibility. Here's an argument supporting this legislation:
In summary, the "Dignity of the Preborn Act" strikes a balance between respecting the sanctity of life, providing closure for parents, and maintaining fiscal responsibility. This act does not interfere in anyone’s perceived right to an abortion. From a conservative pro-life standpoint, it upholds the belief that pre-born individuals deserve recognition and dignity, even in cases of elective abortion. From a conservative economist's perspective, it introduces fiscal accountability, regulatory clarity, and measures for enforcement, all of which are key components of responsible governance.
Dignity of the Preborn Act
Section 1: Purpose and Intent
The purpose of this section is to establish provisions for the respectful treatment of electively aborted fetal remains in the State of Ohio by requiring their naming, holding a funeral service, and providing for their proper burial.
Section 2: Definitions
(a) "Abortion" refers to the elective termination of a pregnancy, resulting in the death of a pre-born individual.
(b) Abortion procedures that are elective and not the result of rape or incest will not be considered a medical procedure that’s privacy is protected by the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(c) "Fetal remains" refer to the remains of a pre-born individual following an abortion procedure.
Section 3: Naming and Funeral Service
Upon completion of an abortion procedure, the Ohio Attorney General shall provide a method for naming the aborted pre-born individual. The Attorney General’s office shall also be responsible for holding a funeral service, where the named pre-born individual shall be acknowledged and remembered.
Section 4: Burial Requirements
The State of Ohio shall be responsible for the proper burial of all fetal remains from abortion procedures. The burial shall be carried out in a dignified and respectful manner, and the location shall be determined and designated by the Attorney General’s Office. The state of Ohio shall charge no less than five thousand dollars to the parents of the deceased for funeral expenses and no more than ten thousand dollars.
Section 5: Implementation and Enforcement
(a) The Ohio Legislature shall enact necessary laws and regulations to implement the provisions of this amendment, including recouping all associated costs from the parents, funeral arrangements, and burial procedures.
(b) Violation of the provisions of this amendment by any healthcare facility, medical provider, or individual shall be subject to penalties and enforcement as specified by law.
Section 6: Reporting Requirements
The Ohio Department of Health shall establish reporting requirements for healthcare facilities and abortion providers to ensure compliance with the provisions of this amendment. Annual reports shall be submitted to the appropriate state authorities to monitor and assess adherence to these regulations.
Section 7: Penalties
Abortionists and healthcare providers who are found guilty of any section of this statute shall be guilty of a third-degree felony and a minimum fine of $10,000.
Section 7: Severability
If any provision of this amendment or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this amendment that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.
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