Passed Out of House Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 20, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH) – H.B. 248, Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill was revived again today and passed out of the House Health & Aging Committee. It is expected to go to the full House of Representatives for vote, most likely in December.
If the full House votes for the bill, it must then go to the Ohio Senate for consideration and approval, then to the governor before the end of the year, to become law.
Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill protects unborn babies from abortion once a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks gestation. First introduced in Ohio, the Heartbeat Bill has become a model for other states working on similar bills.
“If less than a hundred children statewide were dying from the flu, or even a few from ebola, it would be deemed an epidemic,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “The Heartbeat Bill could protect over 90% of the over 23,600 Ohio children at risk from death by abortion on demand.”
See recent news article: ‘Heartbeat bill’ restricting abortion clears committee, headed to full House for debate