Governor Kasich Signs Bill Making Assisted Suicide A Felony

  • 12/20/2016 2:28:56 PM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

COLUMBUS, OH - Pro-life Governor John Kasich has signed House Bill 470, making assisted suicide a third-degree felony in Ohio, punishable by up to five years in prison. 

The bill strengthens Ohio's protections against assisted suicide, which currently only permit a court to issue an injunction against anyone helping people to kill themselves.

The measure was authored by pro-life Republican State Senator Bill Seitz of Cincinnati and worked through the legislature with the help of Republican State Senator Peggy Lehner of Kettering and Senate President Keith Faber.

Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis says Ohio Right to Life thanks Governor Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly for vastly expanding protections for human life in 2016.

He says by making assisted suicide a felony, Ohio is taking a strong stand against those who prey on the vulnerable and amplifying our opposition to this horrendous practice.

With the enactment of this legislation, Ohio will become the fifth state in the last few years to strengthen laws against assisted suicide. 

Gonidaikis says from conception until natural death, Ohio is leading the way in honoring the dignity of the human person.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization.

Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, the agency works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.

More Local News

Our top stories from around the area
  • House Fire Shuts Down State Route 42

    • 9/22/2017 3:05:58 PM
    • Emily Ramey
    • Local News

    Traffic was brought to a stop on US-42 in Ashland on Friday due to a structure fire in a home at 1326 US-42.

  • Updated Information Regarding The Equifax Breach
  • Updated Information Regarding The Equifax Breach

    • 9/21/2017 5:14:16 PM
    • Emily Ramey
    • Local News

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered updated information for consumers following the recent announcement by Equifax of a major data breach affecting over 5 million Ohioans.

  • Ashland University Changes Name of Business Degree Program
  • Ashland University Changes Name of Business Degree Program

    • 9/21/2017 4:23:14 PM
    • Emily Ramey
    • Local News

    The Dauch College of Business and Economics (COBE) Curriculum Committee at Ashland University has approved a proposal to change the Universityís Information Systems (IS) degree to a Management Information Systems (MIS) degree.

Local News

More stories from around the area