We were thrilled to stand beside so many other pro-life organizations, while Governor Mike DeWine signed the Heartbeat Bill into law on Thursday. One of the most amazing things about this whole process has been the media attention that the Heartbeat Bill has received. To think that people across America who may otherwise be ambivalent about abortion were educated, through media coverage, that an unborn babies heart is detectable as early as six weeks is incredible. The educational value of this legislation cannot be denied.
It's clear that pro-abortion groups are getting worried as the Heartbeat Bill gets closer to the end of the legislative process. They should be. Today, the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act (SB 23) passed out of the Ohio House Health Committee after five committee hearing meetings, with more than a hundred witnesses and twelve hours of combined testimony.