For the third time in as many legislative sessions, Ohio abortion opponents have introduced a proposal to ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected.
An Ohio House committee has approved a controversial bill banning abortionat the point when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Advocates for abortion rights and birth control say state leaders have done a lot of things during the past four years that restrict Ohio women from being able to exercise their reproductive rights.
Backers of a bill that would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected rallied at the Statehouse yesterday, trying to convince Ohio lawmakers to pass the measure introduced three years ago.
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.
Backers of a measure to give a fertilized egg the same rights as a person in Ohio are collecting signatures to put the issue before voters.
Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus says there will not be a vote during the lame-duck session on an abortion bill.