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Ohio lawmaker plans an unusual move to reintroduce a heartbeat bill
Ron Hood hopes to bypass the committee and the House speaker
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Ron Hood wants to reintroduce a bill that would ban abortions at the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
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One of the most controversial bills in recent years could be making a return to the Statehouse.

As correspondent Andy Chow reports, a legislator is considering a rarely used procedure to jumpstart the so-called Heartbeat Bill. 

Republican Representative Ron Hood of Ashville wants the Ohio House to hold a vote on legislation called the Heartbeat Bill. This measure would ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected, which could be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

The bill was re-introduced last November but it’s never had a hearing. Now Hood is working on what’s known as a discharge petition. If he gets a majority of members to sign, then the bill is automatically sent to the House floor, bypassing committee and the speaker.

Hood: “There are those of us who believe it’s stalled for political reasons and not based on the merits of the bill and therefore those of us who’d like to see the bill moved believe that we’ve exhausted that situation.”

The Heartbeat Bill was first introduced in 2011. It went through a long committee process and eventually passed the House, but died in the Senate at the end of 2012.

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