Heartbeat abortion bill passes Ohio House, Senate, heads to Governor DeWine

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Supporters, opponents react to passage of heartbeat abortion bill in Ohio

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – If signed into the law, the heartbeat bill would ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat.  

Folks who are against the bill were upset with the decision from the Ohio State House.  

The controversial heartbeat bill passed through the Ohio Statehouse, causing many inside and out to hang their heads in disappointment. 

Stephanie Baker did not get the outcome she hoped for. 

“Abortion is part of women’s healthcare and that needs to be acknowledged instead of being made into a religious debate. Religion has no part in our healthcare,” said Baker. 

Inside the statehouse many shared the same feelings.  

A group of protesters briefly disrupted proceedings after they draped a sign that read, “This is not a doctor’s office.” 

Now that it has passed, the bill now heads to governor Mike DeWine for his signature, who has pledged to sign the bill.   

That’s news many who are pro-life are ecstatic to hear. Former governor John Kasich had previously vetoed the bill twice.   

Speaker of the house Larry Householder had this to say following the decision: 

“I would just say that you know we went through the process in the committee and the bill that came out was the bill we just voted on,” said Householder. 

This bill has passed through the state house for the third time in five years. 

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