City of Columbus signs resolution condemning heartbeat bill

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Nearly a week after the heartbeat bill became a law, the City of Columbus signed a resolution stating that they are against the ban on abortion. 

And that they do not stand with Governor Mike DeWine on his bill that bans abortion after the first heartbeat. 

“We are just going backwards in history,” parent, Megan Piasecki said.

That’s how Piasecki said she felt after the heartbeat bill was signed into law Thursday.

Monday night she stood in front of City Council to share her story as a Resolution was signed stating the city is against the new law.

For Piasecki, she said getting an abortion was a tough decision, but she did it for her unborn child. 

“Found out on my 20-week ultrasound that the baby had abnormalities,” Piasecki said.

Doctors told her there were chromosomes missing and the child would have health issues. 

“My pros of keeping her alive were very selfish. I just wanted to have a baby to love and watch grow, but I knew I couldn’t,” Piasecki said.

However, President of Ohio Right to Life, Mike Gonidakis said he thinks every child has the right to live. 

“What we’re always concerned about is when a doctor says your child might not have a good life, well how do we define good,” Gonidakis said

Gonidakis said he thinks the heartbeat bill is a step in the right direction.

“I don’t care if you’re a boy or girl or rich or straight, everyone deserves the right to live,” Gonidakis said.

While the city can’t override state law with their Resolution, Piasecki said she will continue the fight. 

“It is 2019. It is time to be proud of living in Ohio and I’m not proud right now, but I will fight so maybe one day I can be,” Piasecki said.

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