In case there was any doubt that the “fetal heartbeat” bill, an Ohio legislative bill that would essentially ban almost all abortions by setting a cutoff for abortion to be at the point a heartbeat could be detected (approximately 18 days after conception), was nothing more than a ploy for attention, you only have to look at its newest “witness.”
A 9 week fetus.
On Wednesday, March 2nd, at 9:00 a.m. in House Hearing Room 116, the House Health Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 125, the “Heartbeat Bill,” which was introduced on last week by Representative Lynn Wachtmann--with more than half the House of Representatives as co-sponsors. The committee will feature proponent testimony from the youngest to ever come before the committee–a nine-week old unborn baby.
“For the first time in a committee hearing, legislators will be able to see and hear the beating heart of a baby in the womb–just like the ones the Heartbeat Bill will protect,” said Janet (Folger) Porter, President of Faith2Action, and former Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life, where she helped pass the nation’s first ban on Partial Birth Abortion.
Two in-utero babies will appear live before the committee by an ultrasound projector which is able to not only show that baby’s moving arms and legs, but also display–in color–the baby’s beating heart. “When passed, the Heartbeat Bill will insure that once that heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected,” added Porter.
Ohio had five anti-abortion bills being heard in the legislature currently. Out of all five, this is the only bill that Ohio Right To Life is refusing to back, proving what an atrocious (and unconstitutional) bill this really is. From their “send a heart balloon” launch to their “talking baby” testimony, the Heartbeat Bill has been nothing but attention starved antics from start to finish.