Posts tagged "heartbeat bill"

Today’s Lady News: Women Could Die Under Abortion Bill Being Considered In Ohio

A "fetal heartbeat" bill under consideration in Ohio's state senate would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which is usually after seven weeks. This bill has no exemptions for rape victims, incest victims, or women with mental health issues. But the absolute scariest part of the bill is the lack of health exemptio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Rick Perry Supports Anti-Abortion “Heartbeat Bill”

Rick Perry, a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, has thrown his support behind Ohio's anti-abortion "heartbeat bill," which would criminalize an abortion as early as a fetal heartbeat can be detected (which can be six or seven weeks). I would like to hibernate until this election is over. Can I do that? [Think Progress]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2011

Ohio House Passes “Heartbeat Bill” To Criminalize Abortion At 6 Or 7 Weeks

Reproductive rights are under full-frontal assault in Ohio today: the Ohio House of Representatives advanced the "heartbeat bill." The "heartbeat bill" would make abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is typically around six or seven weeks. Some women don't even know they're pregnant at six or seven weeks, which, alas, i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2011

Fetuses “Testify” On Ohio Abortion Bill

Two fetuses — er, "unborn children," as anti-abortion folks call them — testified in Ohio today regarding a bill that would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Very funny, Ohio.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011