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Ohio's Abortion 'Heartbeat Bill' Now on John Kasich's Desk

Bill would ban abortions after fetal heartbeat is detected if governor signs it

(Newser) - Gov. John Kasich has a new bill on his desk, and if he signs it, Ohio will have the toughest abortion laws in the US, USA Today reports. The "heartbeat bill," which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is found (sometimes as early as six weeks ), doesn'... More »

N. Dakota Bans Abortions If There's a Heartbeat

Gov. Jack Dalrymple signs bill

(Newser) - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation that would ban most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The Republican governor also signed into law another measure that would makes North Dakota the first to ban... More »

Need Viagra? Ohio Pol Wants Notarized Letter

...from your sex partner, attesting to your impotency

(Newser) - It's certainly not the first bill to be presented as a foil to the abortion- and contraception-related bills coursing through America's legislatures, but it is an amusing one. Ohio Democrat Nina Turner last week introduced Senate Bill 307, which would make getting Viagra a pretty big ordeal. A... More »

Oklahoma Senate Passes Abortion Heartbeat Bill

Doctors would have to tell women they can listen to fetus

(Newser) - A state bill that would require doctors to notify women they have the option of listening to the heartbeat of the fetus before abortion has passed the Oklahoma Senate and will move on to the House for expected passage there, reports Reuters . The original incarnation of the bill required women... More »

Fetuses to 'Testify' in Ohio Abortion Bill Debate

Abortion rights supporters, however, won't be allowed to speak

(Newser) - A pair of fetuses—one of them nine weeks old, the other 11 weeks—will “testify” today in a committee debate over an Ohio bill that would ban abortions if the fetus has a heartbeat . Faith2Action, the Christian pro-life group coordinating the "appearance," boasts that they’ll... More »

Ohio Considers 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law

Move could outlaw procedure in as little as 18 days

(Newser) - Ohio lawmakers will introduce a bill today that would make it illegal to perform an abortion in the state once a fetus develops a heartbeat—something that can happen within 18 days of conception. The bill, which would be the harshest abortion restriction in the country, already has support from... More »

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