Representatives in the US state of Ohio pass Bill to ban abortions once a baby’s heartbeat is detected – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 17, 2018

Representatives in the US state of Ohio pass Bill to ban abortions once a baby’s heartbeat is detected

The US state of Ohio has overwhelmingly voted in favour to pass a Bill to ban abortions after a baby’s heartbeat is detected.

According to reports in the US, the new Bill which has yet to be passed into law was overwhelmingly passed by 58-35 votes in the Ohio House of Representatives.

It is understood proposed Bill will restriction terminations once a baby’s heartbeat is detected in the womb, however exemptions will be made only if there is a threat to the mother’s life.

Although the Bill is most likely to be contested in the US Supreme Court, it has been seen as a landmark ruling in the state.

The Bill was passed after recent research found that a heartbeat can be detected anywhere between six to nine weeks gestation.

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