For Immediate Release: December 6, 2018
Washington, D.C.: On November 16, Ohio House lawmakers passed the Heartbeat Bill by a vote of 58-35. This bill would protect all babies in utero once their heartbeats are detectable – an estimated 20,000 babies per year. The bill now sits in the Ohio Senate where a vote in the Health Committee and on the Senate Floor must be taken today.
“We are thrilled that the Ohio House recognized our fundamental right to life and now encourage the Ohio Senate to do the same,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Phyllis Schlafly strongly believed that the Heartbeat Bill was a necessary measure in advancing a culture that respects life and she would be pleased with the efforts that continue to pass this legislation. We are grateful for Janet Porter, founder and president of Faith2Action, who has worked tirelessly to protect the unborn through passage of this bill.”
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles has been working hard at both the national and state levels to see this legislation advanced and was encouraged by a victory in May when Governor Reynolds of Iowa signed the Heartbeat Bill into law.