Ohio Government Signs Heartbeat Bill
OHIO GOVERNOR SIGNS HEARTBEAT BILL WHICH WOULD BAN ABORTIONS ONCE A FETAL HEARTBEAT IS DETECTED
(CNN) – A new law in Ohio bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Governor Mike Dewine says the state’s so-called heartbeat bill protects those who cannot protect themselves.
The state’s senate and house both passed Senate bill 23 on Wednesday.
A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant.
The bill, also known as the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act will go into effect 90 days after it’s filed by the Secretary of State.
But the law will likely face legal challenges, the American civil liberties union already announced plans to sue.