Bill Restricting Abortion Rights To Be Reintroduced

Aug 15, 2013

Abortion opponents plan to resurrect a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected - as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Republican State Representative Lynn Wachtmann tells The Associated Press he and other lawmakers will announce plans to reintroduce the so-called "heartbeat bill" today. The bill was written by a former Ohio Right To Life staffer. That organization opposed the bill that died last year after the Republican Ohio Senate president blocked it from a vote.