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Ohio “Heartbeat” Bill Gets GOP Star Support

Robin Marty

The legislation that would ban abortion from about 18 days post-conception is getting some high level Republican endorsements.

The Ohio “heartbeat” abortion ban, a blatantly unconstitutional bill that would make abortion illegal at a point when many women don’t even know they are pregnant yet, has caused a large divide among the anti-choice politicians in the state.  But now some high powered Republicans are coming out in favor of the bill: GOP presidential hopefuls.

Via Columbus Business First:

Three potential Republican presidential candidates are backing passage of Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

The legislation, which would ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected, now has the blessing of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore.

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Of course, it’s easy for the candidates to say they are for it — it proves their anti-choice credentials without them likely having to face any actual repercussions of it passing.  The bill has yet to have a senate vote scheduled as legislators continue to debate the enevitable court challenge it will invoke.

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