An Abortion Ban Has Been Passed In Ohio

April 13, 2019  |  

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Ohio has become the latest state to ban abortion at the first sign of a fetal heartbeat. Republican Governor Mike DeWine signed this bill in the latest efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Thanks to Gov. DeWine, women will not be able to terminate their pregnancies after six weeks.

This bill is set to take effect in July of this year, however that won’t happen as smoothly as the Republicans would like it to. The American Civil Liberties Union  is already gearing up to file a lawsuit over this legislation.

“Taking this action really is the time-honored tradition, the constitutional tradition, of making a good-faith argument for modification, reversal of existing legal precedent,” Mr. DeWine said, according to Cleveland.com. “So this is exactly what this is, and the United States Supreme Court will ultimately make a decision.”

Other states that have fetal heart bills and similar laws in place include Mississippi, Kentucky,  North Dakota and Iowa. Georgia may also be added to the list of anti-abortion states soon. Texas lawmakers are hoping to criminalize the act of abortion.

This isn’t surprising since the makeup of the Supreme Court is more conservative than liberal. According to the New York Times, more than 300 abortion restrictions were introduced since January of this year.

 

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