Recently, Ohio state legislatures have announced that it plans on enacting Heart Beat bill, which will limit women’s right to have agency over her own body. If this legislature is put into law, women will be prohibited from aborting their fetus after six weeks of pregnancy. The reactions among feminists and women alike ranged from disgust and anger. Fortunately, I predicted the coming assault on women’s reproductive rights on women with the election of Donald Trump and Republicans taking over The House and Senate. The importance of alarming women about their reproductive and find ways to protect their reproductive rights will be among the goals of women like myself in the upcoming Trump presidency.
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“VETO OHIO HB 493 – Keep access to choice available for ALL women!
Ohio is about to instate the “Strictest Abortion Law in the Nation“.
Governor John Kasich can and absolutely should veto this law.
“Prior to the House vote, Emmalee Kalmbach, spokeswoman for Gov. John Kasich, declined to comment on the bill. However, Kasich said on several occasions in the past two years he opposed the Heartbeat Bill, primarily because of constitutional concerns. The governor could line-item veto the abortion language…”
Take a moment, sign this petition and call Governor Kasich: (614) 466-3555. This bill imposes an undue burden on women, it greatly limits the free and open access to abortions guaranteed by the Roe v. Wade decision and it is yet another erosion of women’s rights in this country. It simply CANNOT STAND!
From the Columbus Dispatch: The election of Donald Trump emboldened majority Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly to pass the strictest abortion law in the nation Tuesday.
In a surprise move in the final days of the lame-duck session, the Senate and House adopted the Heartbeat Bill — long sought by some abortion opponents — to outlaw abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, generally about six weeks into pregnancy.
Previous attempts to pass the bill failed over concerns that it would be ruled unconstitutional in the federal courts, as have similar laws in two other states.
Officials of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio were stunned. The group issued a statement saying, “The unconstitutional six-week abortion ban, known as the ‘Heartbeat Bill,’ would block access to safe and legal abortion before most women even know they’re pregnant. The amendment has no exceptions in the bill for rape, incest, or to protect the health of the woman and would criminalize doctors who perform abortion procedures, regardless of the reason.”
The bill would make it a fifth-degree felony, punishable by up to one year in prison, for a physician to perform an abortion without checking for a fetal heartbeat or performing the procedure after it can be detected. The doctor also could face a civil lawsuit from the mother and disciplinary action.The bill would make it a fifth-degree felony, punishable by up to one year in prison, for a physician to perform an abortion without checking for a fetal heartbeat or performing the procedure after it can be detected. The doctor also could face a civil lawsuit from the mother and disciplinary action. ”