At Statehouse, protesters decry abortion bills as unsafe

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Sunday, dozens of people met at the Statehouse to speak out about two abortion bills passed this week that they say are unconstitutional, and go against Roe v. Wade.

“I believe that we can’t go back to the old way of women getting unsafe abortions, because this bill won’t end abortions, this bill will make abortions unsafe again,” said Ohio State University student Katie Greer.

One bill bans abortions after 20 weeks. A second piece of legislation, known as the Heartbeat Bill, prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Protesters say both hurt women by restricting access to abortions.

“Abortions are going to happen,” said OSU student Jimena Esparza. “We want them to be legal and safe.”

The bills do not include exceptions for rape or incest.

Governor John Kasich has not said if he will sign the legislation.

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