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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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U.S. report on Khashoggi murder due Tuesday

International | Plus, the silence on granting asylum to Asia Bibi continues
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/19/18, 04:20 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman avoided any mention of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his address to the kingdom’s Shura Council Monday. President Donald Trump said the United States will issue a “full report” on the killing Tuesday, but he does not intend to listen to a tape of the killing in U.S.

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Bad science on spanking

Family | Critics argue the nation’s largest pediatrics group based a new policy statement on biased studies
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/16/18, 04:50 pm

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued an updated policy statement on spanking last week, calling it a harmful and ineffective disciplinary tool.

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