(11-7-21) The Celina City Council has gained some regional attention from a recent ordinance being considered to make the city a Sanctuary City for the unborn. In the first reading of the ordinance council members voted 4-2 against the passing of it. That does not kill the ordinance, with possibly two more readings to be held and additional votes on it taking place.

Two Mercer County groups have shown support for the passage of the ordinance. Both groups are Pro-Life based. No local group has come out and issued a statement against the ordinance…although some community members have shared that the ordinance is not needed in Celina.

In June of 2019, Waskom, Texas became the first Sanctuary City For the Unborn by ordinance in America.

Mercer County Right To Life

Mercer County Republican Party

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The information below is provided by the Ohio Department of Health on a yearly basis.

Ohio Department of Health Report on Ohio Abortions

pdf file of 46 pages

The 2020 Ohio abortion rate was 8.7 per 1,000 resident women ages 15-44 years old; slightly increased from the rate in 2019. The 2020 Ohio resident abortion ratio was 151 abortions per 1,000 live births; increased from the ratio in 2019.