Watch: Ohio Passes 'Heartbeat' Bill That Bans Abortions After 6 Weeks

RAYMOND, NH - FEBRUARY 03:  Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at a town hall meeting on February 3, 2016 in Raymond, New Hampshire. Kasich is campaigning in New Hampshire ahead of the primary which will be held on February 9.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Watch: Ohio Passes 'Heartbeat' Bill That Bans Abortions After 6 Weeks

Here's why many believe this is the beginning of the end for women's rights.

Published December 7, 2016

  1. On Tuesday, Ohio republican lawmakers passed the 'Heartbeat Bill,' which would ban abortions from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected (usually around six weeks into pregnancy)

    This bill would infringe on the rights of many women because most unwanted preganancies are not discovered until two months after a missed period. 

    “We have evidence that shows that banning abortion does not make it go away — it just increases the chances that people will seek care in potentially unsafe environments,” Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper, a practitioner of clinical medicine and member of Physicians for Reproductive Health, told BuzzFeed News.

  2. Many believe this bill is a result the promise of a pro-life supreme court by Donald Trump
  3. The bill, which would prohibit abortions in cases of rape and incest, was sent to Gov. John Kasich who has ten days to veto or allow the legislation
  4. And now many women fear this is one of many changes that will result in the decline of women's rights
  5. However, Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the ACLU all plan to fight any legislation that impedes the rights of women

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)


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