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Ohio tries again with heartbeat bill

Abortion | The protections for the unborn pass the state House but face another likely veto from outgoing Gov. John Kasich
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/19/18, 05:41 pm

Ohio state lawmakers are trying once again to shake the foundation of Roe v. Wade by protecting unborn babies from abortion after their heartbeats can be heard, typically at six to eight weeks’ gestation.

The Ohio House on Thursday passed a bill that would penalize anyone who performed an abortion on a baby with a detectable heartbeat. Abortionists violating the law could face a fifth-degree felony charge, the potential for up to one year in prison, and a $2,500 fine. The bill includes an exception for “substantial and irreversible” physical threat to the mother.

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Election consequences

New York | Democrats take control of the New York Legislature, all but guaranteeing the legalization of late-term abortion
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/13/18, 05:24 pm

A New York moment:

The midterms were a big loss for New York pro-lifers, with Democrats winning full control of the Legislature by wresting the Senate from Republicans. In local campaigns, Democrats have made legalization of late-term abortion a priority—building off a conjured specter of abortion restrictions from the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Sticks and stones

Abortion | Is aggression against pro-lifers on the rise?
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 11/12/18, 05:51 pm

Pro-life activists worry that two recent assaults on peaceful demonstrators, combined with ongoing vandalism of pro-life displays, indicate a growing trend of pro-abortion violence.

Authorities charged Gabriela Skwarko, a 23-year old student at Ryerson University in Toronto, with assault after she attacked pro-life demonstrators at a rally in Toronto on Oct. 1.

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