A controversial bill that bans abortion from the point a fetal heartbeat is detected has passed the Ohio House and Senate. This marks the third time state lawmakers have passed what’s been called the “Heartbeat Bill.” But this time will likely be the last because Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll sign it into law.
Opponents of the bill, which bans abortions around six weeks, gathered outside the House chamber even before the debate started inside.
Then one by one, lawmakers spoke out. Some Democrats shared their personal stories of unplanned pregnancies or abortion.