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Anti-Abortion heartbeat bill fails to pass in Ohio House

Anti-Abortion heartbeat bill fails to pass in Ohio House

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The anti-abortion bill known as the “heartbeat” bill failed in the Ohio House after a vote of 47-40, falling short of the 50 votes needed for it to pass. The bill would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. A similar bill was passed in the Ohio House two years ago, but failed once it reached the Ohio Senate.

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Previously Dec. 10, 2014

Anti-Abortion heartbeat bill to be voted on today in Ohio House

The House will vote again today on the heartbeat bill, or House Bill 248, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected (this happens about six weeks into pregnancy). Even if passed, the bill is expected to fail in the Senate, just like a similar bill that was passed by the House two years ago.

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Previously Nov. 21, 2014

Heartbeat bill passed through committee

Following a change to the panel (and taking out likely dissenting votes) the Heartbeat bill was approved out of committee. It would make abortions illegal in Ohio once a heartbeat was detected. According to the Dispatch, those who are supporters hope for it to be taken up in court and have it lead to the overturning of the landmark case Roe v. Wade from 1973.

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Previously November 20, 2014

Heartbeat Bill back, probably to pass committee

What has been dubbed the Heartbeat Bill is back and pretty much identical to the one the House passed a few years ago that didn’t make it out of the Senate. Here it is again. The bill would outlaw any abortion once a heartbeat is detected (which can be as early as six weeks) in Ohio. The committee will vote Thursday morning on the bill, but there has been changes to the group, attempting to remove some of the Republican votes that were thought to be against it.

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