Heartbeat Bill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 29, 2012

Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus says there will not be a vote during the lame-duck session on an abortion bill.