“Heartbeat Bill” Introduced in OGA Again
The Ohio General Assembly started its new session in January 2015 and the so-called “Heartbeat Bill” has already been reintroduced. House Bill 69 recently had its second committee hearing in the House and, once again, the ACLU of Ohio testified against it. Like previous versions, the bill would outlaw abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The ACLU has promised to sue if this bill passes.