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State Rep Jena Powell introduces bill commemorating June 24 as, ‘Celebration of Life Day’

COLUMBUS — Republican State Representative Jena Powell from Arcanum has introduced legislation that will establish June 24 as, “Celebration of Life Day in Ohio,” according to a media release.

She introduced it with State Representative Gary Click of Vickery on Monday.

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The legislation, HB-703, commemorates the day the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, the release said.

“The Dobbs decision was a historic victory in the fight to protect preborn babies across Ohio and our nation,” said Powell. “”It is fitting that we commemorate June 24th as, “Celebration of Life Day,’ and celebrate protection of preborn babies and innocent life in our state.”

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Click said June 24, “represents an awakening of the American consciousness.”

“June 24th will forever commemorate the day babies were liberated from the shackles of Roe v. Wade,” he said.

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Powell called the Dobbs ruling, “a truly exciting day here in Ohio,” on June 24.

“The Pro-Life Caucus remains dedicated to protecting the life of the unborn in Ohio,” Powell said.

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against Ohio’s, “Heartbeat Bill,” but the Ohio Supreme Court rejected their attempt for an emergency stop, which would prevent it being enforced, our news partner in Cincinnati WCPO reported.