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Ohio’s Extreme Heartbeat Abortion Ban Fails in House

A bill that would have made Ohio’s abortion restrictions the most far-reaching in the country failed Wednesday in the state House by a vote of 46-39. The bill needed 50 votes to pass.

A heartbeat ban that would have made Ohio’s abortion restrictions the most far-reaching in the country failed Wednesday in the state house by a vote of 46 to 39. The bill needed 50 votes to pass.

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New Ohio Heartbeat Bill Filed

Ohio state Sen. Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant.

Sponsored by state Reps. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) and Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon), HB 248 would make most abortions illegal if performed once a fetal or embryonic heartbeat can be detected.

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