Fight to keep 'heartbeat bill' alive continues

Monday, December 10, 2018
 | 
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.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What does Pinterest's banning of a pro-life group tell you about that social media platform?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Iran speeds up uranium enrichment as Mideast tensions mount
2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues
Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police
Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest
Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid
High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case
Masked gunman opens fire on Dallas courthouse, then dies
Mexico to target human smugglers in immigration crackdown

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Clarence Thomas calls for abandoning 'demonstrably erroneous' precedent, touching off 'Roe v. Wade' speculation
Poll: O'Rourke, Warren, and Sanders trail Biden in tight Texas primary
Amazon publicly roasts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she blasts Jeff Bezos' wealth, Amazon wages
Christians a highly visible presence in Hong Kong protests
LifeWay camp staffer charged with child molestation

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Parents fleeing 'Scouts' for faith-based alternative

Trail Life USA emblemThe leader of a faith-based scouting program says parents are well aware of a culture that is corrupting young men in the name of progress.