Heartbeat Bill Lawmakers Approve "Heartbeat Bill" By Associated Press, Ohio Public Radio & Jim Letizia • Dec 7, 2016 Ohio Public Radio The Ohio Senate and House have approved banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. North Dakota Abortion Ban Ruling Raises Questions About Ohio Heartbeat Bill By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 26, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court is blocking North Dakota from enforcing a strict ban on abortion that’s very similar to a bill proposed in Ohio. Heartbeat Bill Reintroduced At Statehouse By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 19, 2015 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. Political Maneuvering Gets Abortion Bill Through Committee By Ohio Public Radio • Nov 20, 2014 An Ohio House committee has approved a controversial bill banning abortionat the point when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Abortion Remains Divisive Issue In 2014 Election By Ohio Public Radio • Oct 28, 2014 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. Heartbeat Bill Backers Hold Statehouse Rally By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 18, 2014 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. Bill Restricting Abortion Rights To Be Reintroduced By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • 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. Timing of "Personhood" Amendment Crucial By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 10, 2013 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. No Vote On "Heartbeat" Bill By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Nov 29, 2012 Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus says there will not be a vote during the lame-duck session on an abortion bill.