Ohio becomes yet another state to ban abortion before viability with no health exceptions.
The bill would ban abortions at 20 weeks regardless of mother’s health.
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.
Just in case there weren’t enough abortion restrictions on the docket in Ohio, lawmakers are adding in a few last minute bans as well.
A recent federal district court decision upholding a 2004 Ohio limiting the use and availability of RU-486 for early termination of pregnancy exacerbates the increasing intrusion of ideology into medical practice, and creates a different standard for off-label use of abortion drugs than for other commonly-used drugs.
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?
The legislation that would ban abortion from about 18 days post-conception is getting some high level Republican endorsements.
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.
The “Heartbeat Bill” author explains how she believes this Ohio law could bring down Roe V. Wade.