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.
It’s over this year. Again. Yes, again again.
Unsurprisingly, Republicans and higher income voters approve the ban more than Democrats and lower income voters.
After hearing testimony on both sides, the senate has chosen not to vote on the bill this legislative session.
I strongly urge the Ohio Senate to oppose the “heartbeat bill.” Lawmakers do not belong in the consultation room with me and my patients.
Porter also says the current Supreme Court would be likely to uphold the ban.
Although the bill passed the House, there will be no action in the senate until sometime in the fall.
The new restriction passed the House, despite protest from Ohio’s own anti-abortion group.
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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