HB 248, which represents at least the second time Ohio has tried to pass a heartbeat ban, was pushed hastily to a vote in the House Health and Aging Committee.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday asked an Ohio judge to strike down several provisions in a law that has restricted access to abortion and closed clinics in the state.
Ohio’s new heartbeat bill, which could make abortion illegal as early as six weeks from the pregnant person’s last menstrual period, will be introduced at a Thursday afternoon press conference.
The Ohio legislature hasn’t even sworn in yet and its new Speaker is already promising to bring up the Heartbeat Ban.
It’s over this year. Again. Yes, again again.
Once more, the bill has been shelved, making it the third and final time in a year.
Despite being the state that tipped Obama over the top in electoral votes, reproductive rights in Ohio may be in more danger than ever before.
Yet another group is swarming the Ohio senate, asking for the Heartbeat Ban to be passed.
Ohio senators return “heartbeat bears” provided in a publicity stunt.
Save the “babies.” Exploit the children. Pro-choice activists apparently aren’t the only ones who found the “Heartbeat” children’s crusade a little…awkward.