Ohio House Passes Restrictive Abortion "Heartbeat Bill"
The Ohio House today passed HB 125, a bill that the Associated Press says would create "the strictest abortion limit in the nation" and possibly the the focus of a challenge to Roe vs. Wade in court. The bill still needs to pass the state Senate.
The "Heartbeat Bill," according to Robin Marty at RH Reality Check, would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected -- "as early as four weeks post conception and before some women would even realize that they are pregnant."
The bill, which is seen by many to be highly unconstitutional, was opposed by Ohio Right to Life, who did not wish to push for a ban that they knew could not stand up in court and could possibly reconfirm Roe V. Wade.
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