1. Fetal heartbeat abortion bills mount as Ohio passes legislation

    Fetal heartbeat abortion bills mount as Ohio passes legislation

    With the stroke of a pen by Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio became the third state this year to pass a "heartbeat" bill banning abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The ban takes effect after the detection of a fetal heartbeat at a point before many women are even aware they are pregnant. Kentucky and Mississippi have adopted similar laws, while a Georgia bill awaits only the expected signature by Gov. Brian Kemp by May 12. The Mississippi law takes effect in July. Meanwhile, "heartbeat" bills have passed one chamber of the legislature in Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee and have been introduced in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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    1. The heartbeat is the first sign of life and it is the last thing you will hear when a person dies.
    2. The heartbeat bill is the next incremental step in our strategy to overturn Roe v. Wade.
    3. Gov. DeWine just signed the Ohio law that virtually bans all abortion care. We'll see you in court.
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