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Title: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Mark on June 29, 2011, 04:42:58 pm
Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that could result in one of the toughest and most restricting abortion laws in the country. If signed into law, it would make abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually occurs around six weeks after conception.


Title: Re: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Mark on December 06, 2016, 11:41:10 pm
BREAKING: Ohio Senate passes ‘Heartbeat Bill’ after lengthy battle

COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — After years of political maneuvering, vote avoidance, and pro-life division, the Ohio Senate  passed a bill that will ban abortions once the baby's heartbeat is detected.

The “Heartbeat Bill” hasn’t moved since it was passed in the Ohio House in 2015 after years of delay. If signed into law, the measure would stop the abortion of children whose heartbeat can be detected, which is at about eight weeks' gestation.

The bill was added to House Bill 493, which addresses child abuse reporting. It passed by a 21-10 margin during the senate's lame-duck session.

The Ohio House must agree to amendments and specific language, and then the bill goes to Governor John Kasich’s desk.

Janet Folger Porter wrote, promoted, and campaigned relentlessly for the Ohio Heartbeat Bill, which has inspired identical bills in Indiana, Alabama, North Dakota, and Arkansas. In 2003, Porter founded Faith2Action, an activist organization championing natural marriage, the family, and the sanctity of innocent human life. 

Porter had called out numerous Ohio state senators for keeping the Heartbeat Bill from getting to a vote. Governor Kasich and Ohio legislators, including state Sen. Keith Faber and Majority Whip Larry Obhof, opposed the bill, despite claiming to be pro-life, because they said they feared that it would not survive a U.S. Supreme Court challenge.

Kasich's and Faber's opposition to the pro-life bill prompted citizens to dub the governor "a Pro-life Pretender." Porter, once a spokesperson for Gov. Kasich, split with Kasich over the "Heartbeat Bill."

"You can't block a bill like this and call yourself pro-life," Porter told LifeSiteNews. She ran an unsuccessful campaign for the state senate after many self-described "pro-life" Republicans refused to bring the Heartbeat Bill to a vote. "These obstructionists are getting away with murder – literally – and we can't let them go unopposed," she said. 

The Heartbeat Bill divided pro-lifers across Ohio because some thought it will lead to a possible Supreme Court reaffirmation of Roe v Wade. Ohio Right to Life president Mike Gonidakis told Kaiser Health News that he opposes the pro-life "Heartbeat Bill." "We believe in an incremental approach to both the legislative side as well as the changing of hearts and minds," he said.

In the 1990s, Porter circulated the discharge petition to pass the nation's first ban on Partial-Birth Abortion.


Title: Re: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Mark on December 09, 2016, 09:11:42 pm
New Motivation for John Kasich to Sign 'Heartbeat Bill'

Thursday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich—who now has the nation's most aggressive anti-abortion legislation sitting on his desk—received a phone call from Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver.

During the call, Staver informed Kasich that if he signs the pending "fetal heartbeat bill" into law, his organization will defend the new law, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, at no cost to the taxpayers of the state. It's unclear how Kasich responded to the offer, but the author of the legislation is praying the governor accepts it.

In a statement to the media Friday morning, Faith2Action President Janet Porter said the fate of "nearly 20,000 babies with beating hearts" is now in Kasich's hands. She urged those who are passionate about seeing the bill signed into law to call the Governor's Office at (614) 466-3555 immediately.

"Ask Governor Kasich to sign the Heartbeat Bill (within H.B. 493) and let the courts be the ones to decide the issue of constitutionality—that's why we have courts," she said. "Why would the governor want to kill the Heartbeat Bill because the courts might? That makes no sense ...

"It's very interesting what the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals had to say about the Arkansas and North Dakota Heartbeat Laws. The Eighth Circuit asked the Supreme Court to review the issue because they determined 'heartbeat' to be a 'more certain and consistent' marker than viability, the standard the Supreme Court now uses.

"By the time our Heartbeat Law reaches the Supreme Court, we will have a brand new Trump-appointed Court. Now is the time!"


Title: Re: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 13, 2016, 03:44:37 pm
Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat.

Kasich acted on both proposals the same day they landed on this desk.

The so-called heartbeat bill would have prohibited most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy — or before many women know they are pregnant. Its provisions cleared the Republican-led Legislature during a lame-duck flurry last week after being tucked into separate legislation.

Similar measures elsewhere have faced legal challenges, and detractors in Ohio feared such legislation would lead to a costly fight in the courts. Opponents predicted it would be found unconstitutional, a concern Kasich shared.

Kasich, an abortion-rights opponent, chose instead to sign off on a 20-week ban similar to those now in effect in 15 states and blocked from enforcement in two others. The measures are based on the assertion that fetuses can feel pain then. Opponents have challenged the "pain-capable" characterization as scientifically unsound. Ohio lawmakers rejected a Democratic amendment that would have added exceptions for **** and incest.

Ohio lawmakers still have the option to override his veto. Doing so would require a three-fifths majority of each chamber.

The developments in Ohio are a prelude to a broad offensive to be launched in January by abortion-rights opponents emboldened by the election success of Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

GOP lawmakers in numerous states — including Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and Kentucky — plan to push for new anti-abortion legislation. Their efforts are being supported by a national anti-abortion group, Americans United for Life, which released a report Tuesday contending that many abortion clinics are in violation of state health and safety standards.

In Congress, Republicans are expected to advance legislation banning most abortions after 20 weeks and halting federal funding for Planned Parenthood as long as it performs abortions. The president-elect has pledged to support both measures

The Republican-controlled Ohio Senate acted with initial caution on the divisive heartbeat bill before passing it suddenly last week.

Abortion-rights groups oppose it and Ohio Right to Life, the state's oldest anti-abortion group, has remained neutral because of constitutional questions.

The idea of its backers was to spark a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion up until viability, usually at 22 to 24 weeks, that would ultimately outlaw abortion nationwide.

Also on Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court threw out a law requiring abortion clinics to have doctors who have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of their facility.

The court ruled that measure, which requires doctors with admitting privileges to be present for abortions, violates both the U.S. and Oklahoma constitutions. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed it into law in 2014, but courts had blocked it from going into effect. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year struck down a similar provision in Texas.

Title: Re: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Mark on December 14, 2016, 05:34:48 pm
Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

Good thing this is his last term. He lost all credibility during the election and this was just a nail in the coffin. Hopefully the house and senate can over ride him on this.

Title: Re: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Mark on January 02, 2017, 06:07:43 pm
Alabama Supreme Court Rules ‘Unborn Children … Are Human Beings’ Entitled to Protections of Law

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a woman’s wrongful death lawsuit against an OB/GYN accused of contributing to the death of her unborn child may proceed. It declared that unborn children are human beings whether or not at the point of viability and therefore are entitled to legal protection.

“In light of the legislative recognition that a ‘person’ includes an ‘unborn child in utero at any stage of development, regardless of viability,’ we do not believe that probable progression to viability is the appropriate relevant proximate-cause inquiry in this case,” it wrote. “Rather, we hold that, in order to establish proximate cause, Stinnett was required to show that Dr. Kennedy’s actions probably caused the death of the fetus, ‘regardless of viability.'”

The matter at issue involved Alabama resident Kimberly Stinnett, who experienced abdominal cramping and fever early in her pregnancy and was consequently instructed to go to the emergency room. As she had experienced an ectopic pregnancy in the past, the doctor who saw her, Karla Kennedy, was concerned that the situation might be recurring. Kennedy had been standing in for Stinnett’s regular physician that day.

“An ultrasound performed in the emergency room revealed intrauterine fluid in the endometrial cavity that could be a gestational sac, but there was no evident yolk sac, fetal pole, or cardiac activity,” Friday’s ruling noted.

rest: http://christiannews.net/2017/01/02/alabama-supreme-court-rules-unborn-children-are-human-beings-entitled-to-protections-of-law/

Title: Re: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Mark on January 24, 2017, 07:39:27 pm
Rep. Steve King Files Federal Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill: 'If a Heartbeat Is Detected, the Baby Is Protected'

“It is a profound religious and moral understanding that every human person has the right to life,” said King, who was joined by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), Rep. Trent Franks (R.-Ariz.), Rep. Scott G. Perry (R.-Pa.), and Rep.Don Bacon R.-Neb.), along with other prolife supporters of the bill.

“The question that has hung before the courts, since 1973 is: ‘When does life begin?’–we all know when that is,” the congressman said.

“We stand here and assert that it has to be a distinctive moment. You can’t guess a thing called viability. You can’t say 22 weeks versus 20 weeks. You have to say it is at a specific instant. The most precise instant that we can describe and that we can identify by science is the moment that that heartbeat begins,” he said.

“The core tenet is this: If a heartbeat can be detected, the baby is protected,” he said.

King, who is the chairman of the Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, said the only exception to the protection for the unborn in the bill is for those circumstances when the life of the mother is in physical danger.

Abortionists who violate the law would face up to five years in prison, he said.

The bill was filed Jan. 12 and was referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration.

Porter, who is the founder and leader of Faith2Action, told Breitbart News she started fighting for the Ohio heartbeat bill on St. Valentine’s Day 2011, and in December it passed the Ohio House and Senate, but it was vetoed by Gov. John Kasich.

The governor signed a bill that protected unborn children at the 20-week mark, which is about the point when the child has the nerve development to feel pain, she said.

“He signed the pain bill, which saves 125 babies every year, but he vetoed the heartbeat bill that would have protected 20,000 every year,” she said. The heartbeat bill is set to be re-introduced in the Ohio legislature this year.

“We had the votes to override, but unfortunately, not every Republican was willing to return from their Christmas vacation to vote,” she said. “We are reintroducing the bill in Ohio; it has also been introduced in 17 other states. It has passed in three, Arkansas, North Dakota and Ohio.”

The support for the bill is now sufficient for the concept to go national with a federal law, she said.

“Just four days ago, we heard President Trump say that we are going to make America safe again. What this bill does, what the heartbeat bill will do is make America safe again–the first step is to make America safeid for every child with a heartbeat,” she said.

Porter told Breitbart News the idea for a federal law came out of a conversation she had with King at Phyllis Schlafly‘s funeral in September.

“I remembered the words that Phyllis told me about Congressman King, how much she respected and revered him–and I do as well; he is a leader who will not compromise,” she said.

Father Stephen Imbarrato, a pastoral associate of Priests For Life, told Breitbart News he expects the heartbeat bill to be very controversial on Capitol Hill.

“I really feel that these difficult bills that we have been hesitant to bring forward in the past are such an opportunity for us to educate the constituents, the people of American, about what is really going on in terms of killing our unborn brothers and sisters in the womb and actually wounding the hearts of so many women,” he said. “It is going to be a difficult fight, but it is a fight that we have to have,” he added.

Larry Cirignano, the Washington representative of the Children First Foundation — the group behind “Choose Life” license plates in New York, Washington, New Jersey, and Connecticut that raise money for adoptions — told Breitbart News he is encouraged by President Donald J. Trump’s embrace of the pro-life agenda and he is sure the president would sign the bill.

“President Trump has said we have to be bold and we have to get away from this idea that we can protect an infant after it’s born alive or when it feels pain–all the incremental steps–every baby, every day should be protected,” he said.


Title: Re: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Mark on March 19, 2018, 10:05:00 pm
State bans abortion after 15 weeks

Mississippi’s governor signed the most restrictive abortion law in the nation Monday, banning the procedure after 15 weeks while providing no exemptions for **** or incest.

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said he wants his state to be the “safest place in America for an unborn child.”

Within hours of signing the bill the state’s sole abortion clinic filed a lawsuit.

The new measure does provide exemptions if the pregnant woman’s life or “major bodily function” is threatened, or if the unborn child could not survive outside the womb.

Prior to passage of the law, Mississippi was among 17 states that banned abortion after 20 weeks.

The lawsuit by the Jackson Women’s Health Organization contends the law is unconstitutional and violates other federal court rulings saying a state can’t restrict abortion before a child can survive on its own outside the womb, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“Under decades of United States Supreme Court precedent, the state of Mississippi cannot ban abortion prior to viability, regardless of what exceptions are provided to the ban,” the complaint states.

The Jackson clinic performed 78 abortions in 2017 when the fetus was identified as being 15 weeks or older, the lawsuit points out.

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights said, according to the Tribune, that politicians “are not above the rule of law, and we are confident this dangerous bill will be struck down like every similar attempt before it.”

Katherine Klein, equality advocacy coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, insisted the bill is unconstitutional.

“The 15-week marker has no bearing in science. It’s just completely unfounded and a court has never upheld anything under the 20-week viability marker,” she said.

House Speaker Philip Gunn told the Associated Press he is proud Mississippi is taking steps to protect “the most vulnerable of human life.”

“The winners (today) are those babies that are in the womb, first and foremost,” Gunn said. “Those are the ones we’re trying to protect.”


Title: Re: Ohio House OKs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
Post by: Mark on April 28, 2019, 06:23:58 pm
Teen Vogue Writer Is Upset that Georgia's Fetal Heartbeat Bill Prevents Her Happiness

In an article published by Teen Vogue, a young writer whines about how Georgia's fetal heartbeat bill will make her life more difficult. With her article, Isabella Gomez Sarmiento attempts to garner sympathy from the readers over her home state's decision to protect the lives of the most vulnerable and innocent humans. Her arguments are that the bill perpetuates the **** culture, denies women sexual happiness (her main opposition to the bill), and will cause dangerous back-alley abortions to take place. All three arguments ignore the all-important Biblical principle that life is a precious gift from God and should be protected and preserved to the best of our ability.

The article opens with Sarmiento complaining that since House Bill 481 makes abortion illegal once the baby's heartbeat can be detected, she will only have about two weeks after missing her period to get an abortion. Right from the get-go, she makes it clear that her opposition to the bill is all about how it makes her life a little more difficult. Of course, fetishizing selfish individualism is par for the course in rags like Teen Vogue and, sadly, in our culture.

Continuing, Sarmiento notes that the bill makes exceptions for women whose life is in danger or in instances of **** and incest. She then makes the claim, "In cases of **** or incest, survivors must have filed a police report alleging the incident in order to qualify for the procedure. This requirement perpetuates **** culture and the myth that the criminal justice system takes survivors seriously."

Arguing that the bill "perpetuates **** culture" reveals the major disconnect between those who believe that abortion is morally justifiable and those who believe that it is the murder of a human being. If you believe that a fetus is a human made in the image of God, then protecting and preserving the lives of babies still living inside their mother's womb is of prime importance. The bill doesn't perpetuate the **** culture; it recognizes that preserving life is all-important no matter how tragic the circumstances surrounding the conceiving of that life might be. Killing another human being should have an incredibly high legal bar to clear before being allowed to do it (for the record, I believe this to be true about the death penalty — we should be as certain as possible that the individual is guilty before putting someone to death).

I also want to note that I am opposed to abortion even in instances of **** and incest. Protecting and preserving life is at the very top of the ethics ladder. My response to Sarmiento is based on the bill, not on how I would've written the bill.

If taken in conjunction with her opening salvo about her period and the hassle the bill will create for her, Sarmiento's second argument — that it will deny women sexual happiness — is really her main problem with Georgia's fetal heartbeat bill. She writes these astoundingly self-serving words:

    y passing this bill, our state lawmakers seem to be telling those of us with uteruses that we don’t deserve the right to a happy and healthy life if we participate in sexual activities that don’t uphold pregnancy as the end goal.

Incorrect, Ms. Sarmiento. By passing the bill, the Georgia lawmakers are telling all of us that human life is more important than the pursuit of sexual pleasure. That should be as obvious an ethical statement as any uttered in our wide world. Tragically, as we know, it's not. Self-pleasure at all costs is the ultimate god of our age. As Sarmiento confesses, the lives of innocent babies are worth far less than her right to enjoy sex. I pray that she confesses of that selfish sin before she stands before the Creator of life.

Her final complaint about Georgia HB481 is the well-worn canard that restricting access to abortions will only serve to increase dangerous back-alley abortions, resulting in the deaths of desperate women. Even if that were true, it wouldn't justify the state sanctioning the murder of babies. In fact, it's such a nonsensical argument as to be baffling to why pro-abortion advocates think it will remotely move the needle in the thinking of pro-life advocates. I mean, the answer is to stop killing babies, whether in a clinic or in a back-alley. Stop killing babies.

Frankly, abortion is not a complicated topic. For sure, there are complicated topics adjacent to abortion, but abortion is the murder of another human being and shouldn't be allowed. Isabella Gomez Sarmiento's objection to Georgia's fetal heartbeat bill because of how it will inconvenience her and stymie her pursuit of sexual pleasure is despicably selfish. It's also an honest unveiling of what pro-abortion advocates value.