Yep, my rage isn’t directed at Indiana for once. The Ohio House of Representatives approved three anti-abortion bills yesterday.
The most controversial piece of legislation, known as the “heartbeat” bill, would prohibit the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Another ban targets late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and the third bill would restrict insurance coverage for abortions.
The heartbeat bill, which still would require the Senate’s approval, would give Ohio one of the most restrictive laws against abortion in the country. Heartbeats from inside a womb can be detected as early as six weeks of gestation. The bill does not have an exception for rape or incest.
Six. Weeks. Some people are just figuring out they’re pregnant then, let alone having the time to make the decision to have an abortion, find a place to go, take off time from work to travel there… There’s no sugar coating this. This is Ohio’s attempt to outlaw abortion outright. And having no exceptions for rape or incest is just despicable.
Ohioans, don’t let this pass in the Senate. Write, email, and call your senators now and support a woman’s right to choose.