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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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Ohio Heartbeat Bill Really, Really, REALLY Not Coming Up for a Vote (Really!)

Original Photo: Toledo Blade.

It’s over this year. Again. Yes, again again.

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Ohio Voters Evenly Divided On “Heartbeat” Ban

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Unsurprisingly, Republicans and higher income voters approve the ban more than Democrats and lower income voters.

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Ohio “Heartbeat” Bill Shelved Until 2012, Again

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After hearing testimony on both sides, the senate has chosen not to vote on the bill this legislative session.

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Doctor to Ohio Senate: I Do Not Want To Tell My Patients I Cannot Help Them

I strongly urge the Ohio Senate to oppose the “heartbeat bill.” Lawmakers do not belong in the consultation room with me and my patients.

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Heartbeat Ban Author Declares “The End of Abortion” Is In Sight

Porter also says the current Supreme Court would be likely to uphold the ban.

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Ohio Heartbeat Bill On Hold Until Fall

Although the bill passed the House, there will be no action in the senate until sometime in the fall.

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Ohio “Heartbeat” Bill Passes House

The new restriction passed the House, despite protest from Ohio’s own anti-abortion group.

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Ohio “Heartbeat” Bill Still Stalled, Still Opposed By Ohio Right To Life

Thanks to the opposition of the state’s largest anti-abortion group, the Ohio “Heartbeat” bill still hasn’t made out of committee. But will it ever?

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Roundup: Jon Kyl, Stephen Colbert and “Factual Statements”

Stephen Colbert creates #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement hashtag in response to Sen. Kyl’s remarks on Planned Parenthood; NRLC won’t score the budget; Huckabee supports “heartbeat” bill; and Alan Simpson rails on GOP social conservatives.

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