Ohio Senate passes legislation outlawing abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy
- Republicans drove through the legislation that will make it a fourth-degree felony for doctors to perform abortion procedures after 20 weeks, sending it to the House of Representatives for approval.
- Other politicians and reproductive rights advocates have criticized the bill for its lack of exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or severe fetal medical anomalies.
- The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand federal rulings striking down similar laws in Idaho and Arizona.
“Most women targeted by this bill are suffering from medical complications with a wanted pregnancy. Doctors shouldn’t have their hands tied by legislators, they need to be able to treat their patients in the way that is best for their patient and their family.”
Read the full story at Cleveland.com.
(Image Credit: Robert Higgs/Northeast Ohio Media Group, via Cleveland.com)