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Topics: Heartbeat Legislation

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Ohio Passes Heartbeat Bill!



Last Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act (S.B. 23) into law. The new law prohibits doctors from performing an abortion if a heartbeat can be detected, except in cases to save the life of the mother or to prevent the…

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Heartbeat Bills Are Gaining Momentum



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WB-Heartbeat.mp3 With a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, several states this year have seized on the opportunity to advance pro-life legislation aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade. One type of pro-life legislation in particular is increasingly gaining momentum on the state level—heartbeat bills which ban abortion from the moment an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. Sign PRI’s Petition Calling on Lawmakers to Pass Heartbeat Legislation Now Because heartbeat laws ban abortion prior …

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PRI Review (v29, n1) January/February



Trump’s New Rules Protect Consciences 1 Heartbeat Laws Gaining Strength 2 Letters to PRI 3 Bring Benedict Option to Life 4 Kenya Stops Abortion 6 “I Didn’t Know Any of This” 8 Latin American Families Shrinking 9 Your Pro-Life Resolution 10 PRI in the News 11 From the Countries 12

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Ohio Legislature Passes Heartbeat Bill



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WB_Ohio_Legislature_1118.mp3 The Ohio state legislature has passed a bill that would ban all abortion after a baby’s heart is detected. State lawmakers in South Carolina and Kentucky have also announced plans to introduce similar bills in their respective states in January 2019. The Ohio Heartbeat Bill (HB 258) would require doctors to test for a fetal heartbeat prior to performing an abortion. If a fetal heartbeat is detected, the bill would prohibit doctors from performing …

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Federal Heartbeat Bill Gains Momentum in the White House



Vice President Mike Pence has voiced support for a House bill that would protect unborn life from the moment a heartbeat can be detected. The Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 490) would require physicians to test for a baby’s heartbeat before attempting an abortion. The bill would prohibit a physician from performing an abortion if a heartbeat is detected. A fetal heartbeat can often be detected as early as 6-7 weeks gestation via ultrasound. …

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Ohio State Legislature Passes a Bill that Would Ban All Abortion after Heartbeat Detected



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2016 CONTACT: Jonathan Abbamonte, (540) 660-2733, jonathan@pop.org On Tuesday, the Ohio Senate and House approved of a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The move makes Ohio the third state to have passed a Heartbeat Bill. “No one should have the right to stop a beating heart,” says PRI President Steven Mosher, “Our laws should support, not abrogate, the right to life for every woman, …

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Check the pulse: An update on heartbeat legislation



  Heartbeat legislation, which places restrictions on abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, continues to move forward. The month of March has been particularly busy. The Alabama House of Representatives passed heartbeat legislation, while a heartbeat bill was reintroduced in the Ohio state Senate. And while a federal judge struck down portions of the Arkansas heartbeat bill, he let stand the provision under which mothers would be informed that their baby’s heart was beating before …

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Heartbeat Informational Page



Sign our Petition to Ban Abortion from the Very First Heartbeat. Quick Q&A Q: What is heartbeat legislation? A: Heartbeat legislation is a colloquial term for legislative bills which would protect the unborn from abortion after the unborn human has detectable heartbeat. To date, all heartbeat legislation has been introduced and fought at the state level. Q: Would these bills put women in jail? A: No, all heartbeat bills which have been proposed penalize the abortionist, …

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