COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Hundreds of people gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse to protest Friday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The protest began shortly before Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced the Heartbeat Bill is now the law in the state. The Heartbeat Bill bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into the pregnancy.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine addressed the decision and what it means for Ohio.
A crowd gathered around 6:00 p.m. and marched through downtown Columbus. NBC4 reporters Anna Hoffman and Eric Halperin were on the scene and provided updates of the protest, which you can see below.