Fight to keep 'heartbeat bill' alive continues

Monday, December 10, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

baby feetA pro-life group in Ohio is still working to get the 'heartbeat bill' brought to a vote this week in the state senate.

Faith 2 Action President Janet Porter indicated that determining whether preborn children should be protected is simple.

"The heartbeat bill simply says that if a heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected," explained Porter, who is the author of the legislation. "That's the bill that will protect every child whose heartbeat can be heard."

Last Friday, the pro-life leader hoped to announce that Ohio ended abortion for every child whose heartbeat could be detected.

"But sadly, once again, the Ohio senate betrayed us – namely the Senate President Larry Obhof (R-District 22)," Porter lamented. "He's the guy that – at the last minute – pulled the plug on a committee and floor vote that was to take place Thursday."

She then gave the reasoning behind the Ohio Senate’s disturbing move.

"They are basically stalling with their favorite line, which is, ‘We can do it later,’ but the only problem with later – as we have learned in the last eight years – is that later never comes," Porter asserted.

Faith 2 Action urged its supporters over the weekend to contact Sen. Obhof.

"We still have a shot to protect babies, as the House passed this bill with veto-proof, bipartisan support, which means that even if Gov. Kasich (R-Ohio) vetoed it, we still could get this bill right into law and protect every child whose heartbeat can be heard," Porter stressed.

Porter once tried to unseat Sen. Obhof, but she was unsuccessful in her effort.

"I didn't want to do it, but I filed to run against him – and I let the world know the reason I was running was because he refused to pass the pro-life heartbeat bill," the conservative activist recalled.

OneNewsNow is seeking comment from Sen. Obhof on the issue.

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