Many states have adopted the Heartbeat bill that bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected, which is usually around the sixth to eighth week of pregnancy. While that bill was a huge leap for the pro-life movement, it still wasn't inclusive to all the little live being ended.
Ohio Legislature has no introduced a bill that will recognize unborn humans as people, therefore classifying all abortions as murder.
Introduced by Republican state Reps. Candice Keller and Ron Hood, House Bill 413 declares that “no person shall purposely, and with prior calculation and design, perform or have an abortion,” and that courts “shall regard the unborn child victim of an aggravated abortion murder or abortion murder as a person who is less than thirteen years of age.”
Abortionists would not be prosecuted for administering life-saving treatment to a pregnant woman whose life is at risk, provided they take “all possible steps to preserve the life of the unborn child, while preserving the life of the woman.”
“The time for regulating evil and compromise is over,” Keller said, “The time has come to abolish abortion in its entirety and recognize that each individual has the inviolable and inalienable Right to Life. Only respect for life can be the foundation of a free society that supports peace, justice and integrity.”
Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati Executive Director Meg Whitman added in agreement, “The most important aspect of this visionary legislation is the recognition that unborn children are human beings from conception, and should be afforded the equal protection of our laws."
Of course pro-choice groups are claiming that this bill will "hurt women" and take away their rights to "reproductive freedom." They still have the right to choose though...the right to choose what form of birth control they'd like to use! Once a new life is created, ended it is murder. Point blank.
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and the state abortion provider Preterm issued statements registering the abortion lobby’s standard complaints that the bill would “hurt women” and erase “reproductive freedom,” but Ohio Right to Life also expressed some distance from HB 413.
Ohio Right to Life Vice President Ranade Krider said, "Ohio Right to Life was not involved in the drafting of this bill, although we share their ultimate goal of ending all abortion."
“While we also feel a profound sense of urgency to end all abortion in Ohio, we believe that the Heartbeat Bill, which is currently in the courts, is the best way to achieve our goal of overturning Roe v Wade. As we closely monitor the Heartbeat Bill as it moves through the legal processes, we will also continue furthering the cause of life at the local level," she added.
I hope one day, our entire country sees abortion as murder and puts a stop to the savagery.