On Monday, the city council of Mason, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio voted to criminalize abortion, as council members voted 4 to 3 to make the city “a sanctuary for the unborn.”
The Daily Wire reports:
Voting in favor of the new ordinance were Mayor Kathy Grossmann as well as Councilmembers Tony Bradburn, T.J. Honerlaw, and Mike Gilb. Voting against were Councilmembers Ashley Chance, Diana Nelson, and Josh Styrcula.
“I’m here to protect life. For me it’s a fundamental issue, if the foundations be destroyed what do we have left,” said Gilb, who is also the vice mayor. “I’m not just here to decide how bright the street lights should be or where the next roundabout goes. Those things are certainly important issues but they’re not as fundamental as protecting life.”
Any person who “aids and abets” an abortion in Mason will become “a criminal and a felon,” according to the ordinance.
Anyone who violates the ban faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine for each abortion performed.
The pro-life measure will go into effect 30 days from Tuesday on Nov. 24, 2021.