Womens Health

Ohio "Heartbeat" Bill Gets GOP Star Support

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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:

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

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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.

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.