Ohio takes a stand for Women!
“The unexpected loss of a pregnancy can be a very difficult, highly-emotional time for expectant parents,” said State Senator Kevin Coughlin (R-Cuyahoga Falls). “SB 175 works to provide a support system for parents so they can begin the healing process, while giving them the information and tools they need to be able to make informed decisions about what to do with the fetal remains.”The Revised Code establishes requirements for death certificates and burial permits for fetal deaths. Prior law in Ohio defined "fetal death" as a "death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception of at least twenty weeks of gestation, which after such expulsion or extraction does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles." A fetal death certificate must be issued by the local registrar...Read More