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House Again OKs ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban; Senate Fate Dim

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A ban on most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat has once again cleared the Ohio House, leaving the rest of the two-year session for advocates to lobby the bill’s opponents in the Ohio Senate. Wednesday’s approval followed a startlingly emotional floor debate in which one veteran female lawmaker revealed she’d been raped and… Read More

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Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill Goes To House For 3rd Time

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Ohio state representatives are getting their third chance in as many sessions to approve a bill effectively banning abortions after the first detectable heartbeat. Allegiances appear to have changed little on the so-called heartbeat bill since it first emerged in 2011, with the Community & Family Advancement Committee voting it out 11-4 on Tuesday along… Read More

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WV House Votes to Override 20-Week Abortion Ban Veto

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The House of Delegates has overridden a veto of an abortion ban 20 weeks after conception. The House voted 77-16 on the override Wednesday. The Senate hasn’t acted yet. Overriding policy vetoes requires a simple majority. Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the bill again Tuesday, citing constitutionality concerns. Tomblin, an anti-abortion advocate, said the… Read More