(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.
- Ohio Right To Life Supports Celina City Council’s Effort With Sanctuary City Efforts
- 2363 Act Introduced to Protect Every Child & End Abortion in Ohio
- Mason (Ohio) City Council Passes Abortion Law, Celina and London Both In The Process Of Enacting Ordinances
- Editorial: ‘Unplanned’ …Saving The Lives Of Babies
- Celina City Council Votes Against Abortion And Sanctuary City Ordinance 4-2
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
The information below is provided by the Ohio Department of Health on a yearly basis.
Ohio Department of Health Report on Ohio Abortions
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.