Bill Goes to House for Concurrence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 6, 2016 (Cincinnati, OH) – As the Ohio General Assembly considers bills in these last days of lame duck session before the year’s end, significant amendments are being added to various laws to pass additional legislation.
Today the Ohio Senate added Ohio’s Unborn Heartbeat Protection bill, which has been before the legislature for several years, as an amendment to House Bill 493 child abuse reporting law. The Senate has approved H.B. 493 with Heartbeat protection amendment 21-10.
Ohio’s Unborn Heartbeat Protection bill protects unborn babies with a detectable heartbeat from abortion, as early as six weeks gestation.
H.B. 493 with Heartbeat protection amendment now goes to the Ohio House of Representatives for concurrence – which could be as early as today – then if approved, to Governor Kasich for signature.
“Cincinnati Right to Life, the entire statewide Ohio pro-life coalition, and all else who have supported the Unborn Heartbeat Protection bill the past several years thanks and congratulates the Ohio Senate on this momentous vote,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati.
“We look forward to passage of H.B. 493 with Heartbeat protection amendment in the Ohio House, and Governor Kasich’s immediate support.”