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Ohio Legislature Passes H.B. 78

Robin Marty

The bill would ban abortions at 20 weeks regardless of mother's health.

The Ohio legislature has passed yet another abortion restriction, this time banning abortions at 20 weeks.  Kellie Copeland,executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, condemned the move, accusing legislators of playing doctor.

 “For the second time in two weeks, Ohio lawmakers are practicing medicine without a license by inserting themselves between doctors and their patients.  Ohio is on the fast track to becoming the most dangerous state in the country for pregnant women,” said Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

“Last fall politicians promised that they would work tirelessly to create jobs and grow our economy.  Instead they have declared war on Ohio women.  They are endangering women’s health because they don’t trust women to make personal, private decisions for themselves.”

H.B. 78 only allows abortions in the case of immediate and permanent endangerment of a woman’s life, and has no exceptions for cases of health issues or abortions for fetuses with severe medical issues.

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It is now up the to Republican Governor John Kasich to veto or approve.

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