Senator Huffman on U.S. Supreme Court's Historic Pro-Life Ruling
June 24, 2022
COLUMBUS - State Senator Steve Huffman
(R-Tipp City) issued the following statement following the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: "My strong Catholic faith, combined with thirty years as a practicing physician, drives my belief that every life should be valued. Since my election to the Ohio House in 2015, the Ohio General Assembly has passed more significant legislation to defend unborn children and protect their right to life than at any time since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark abortion ruling in 1973.
Today, we celebrate the court's decision to rule in favor of the sanctity of human life, and our work continues. As Chairman of the Senate Health Committee I will work with my colleagues and our legal counsel to ensure we uphold the Constitution and protect the unborn.
As we review the opinion, and look ahead, we are mindful that being pro-life is about more than just protecting a baby’s right to live, it is also about providing support for pregnant women and parents, reducing financial barriers for adopting families, reprioritizing federal funding for family planning organizations and providers—the list goes on.
Of all of my legislative accomplishments, I am most proud of the work we have done in Ohio to protect life and I remain committed to doing so."