'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Headed to Ohio Governor's Desk
Ohio lawmakers have passed an anti-abortion rights bill that's been called "one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws." The " Heartbeat Bill " effectively outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into a pregnancy.
It does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest.
On Tuesday, Ohio's House Health Committee approved changes to the bill, including changing the name to the "Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act." It also approved felony penalties for doctors who perform abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
According to Reuters, North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion. The move came the same day that..