Ohio signs a ’heartbeat’ law restricting abortion to as early as 5 to 6 weeks

Ohio signs a ’heartbeat’ law restricting abortion to as early as 5 to 6 weeks

On Wednesday, Ohio passed Senate Bill 23, which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, at around five to six weeks of pregnancy. This makes Ohio the sixth US state to have such a law, also known as the ’Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act,’ and it will take effect 90 days after it is filed by the secretary of state. Opponents to the law intend to fight it in court.

Naomi Steele
Naomi Steele
Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 1 year

I was pro-Choice for my entire life. Eventually I came around to allowing it legally but thought it wasn't a great idea except in circumstances, like rape or serious physical disabilities. Then we came to my home state of New York. Law was passed following abortion AFTER BIRTH. The baby could be born, resuscitated and then still murdered! At that point I was done. If we're seriously considering murdering an already-born child there's something wrong. FYI, my nephew's girlfriend was born at 6 months and grew up normal and healthy.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year

All of a sudden, I like the state.

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year


bishopsknifetrick 1 year

welcome to Christian Sharia

Lenwë 1 year

People are all for abortion until they get asked if they’d be okay with their parents aborting them.

Marz Devil
Marz Devil 1 year


M.Twain 1 year

Just another case of Conservative Christians trying to shove their morality down the throats of everyone. 73% of all embryo's do not survive the first six weeks, yet these politicians want to declare these embryo's viable and to be protected because they have a soul. A lot of wasted souls, seems to be a faulty design. Just an FYI the heart starts to develop around four weeks, the brain and spinal cord not till later.

Sean Donahue
Sean Donahue 1 year

A great day for humanity

Minnow 1 year

Good job Ohio.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 year

Shame on my home state

Naomi Steele
Naomi Steele 1 year

We foot the bill for abortions, much to our dismay and against our wishes. It would feel much nicer to know we're instead footing the bill for a child to have a better chance.

cam snyder
cam snyder 1 year

Honestly i think this is a Great compromise.

Brandon G
Brandon G 1 year

I don't know why outlawing infanticide is such a controversial thing.

IIZard 1 year


Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 1 year


Mister Manager
Mister Manager 1 year

"YOU'RE just a bundle of cells."

Property 1 year

I am more then willing to pay more in taxes if it means a baby doesnt get murdered. I don't think we should kill because they are a burden.

Luke Duke
Luke Duke 1 year

For those that support "medically necessary abortion to "save the mother," please understand that there is NO SUCH THING. Abortion is never medically necessary for any reason. To "save the mother" there are times when EARLY DELIVERY is necessary, but NEVER abortion. The difference is one makes sure the baby dies.

Frederic Lück
Frederic Lück 1 year

5 - 6 weeks is enought time to get a pregnancy test.So it is just going to affect lazy woman who couldnt be botherd to check.So I have no pfoblem with this if it includes the basic exeptions like rape and incest

consistency 1 year

when fear mongering meets religion you have modern day Salem witch trials. notice almost all of the lawmakers and religious people are men and women who have never and will never have children?

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