Ohio House of Representatives bill makes six-week ‘heartbeat’ abortion a crime punishable by imprisonment.
Sligo News File.
Abortion in the United States is facing stringent new controls as state after state moves to outlaw the killing of unborn infants.
The bans come as, by contrast, Ireland is heading to legalise baby killing, allowing for the termination of pregnancies up to 24 weeks and abortion on demand to 12 weeks.
Concern is, however, growing that whole sections of the population here were hopelessly confused when the State and whole swathes of pro-choice bodies joined forces to convince the electorate that support for the recent abortion permitting referendum was a vote for the health of women.
Now, in America, where countless millions of tiny unborn human infants have been put to death in abortions following the Roe v Wade judgement, states are urgently embarking on measures to curb the mass killing regime.
One such is Ohio where, in late 2017, the Senate chamber in Columbus passed a bill outlawing abortions in cases of a Down syndrome diagnosis.
Now the state’s House of Representatives has just passed a bill aimed at banning abortions where a foetal heartbeat is detected. Heartbeat is reckoned to occur about six weeks or so into a pregnancy.
Approved on Thursday by a vote of 60 to 35, the bill provides that performing an abortion on a foetus with a heartbeat would constitute a fifth-degree felony, punishable by up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine.
The bill makes no exceptions for rape or incest. Exceptions are allowed only in cases of a medical emergency or if an abortion would save a woman’s life.
To date, 60,884,330 kids have been wiped out in abortions across the United States since 1973.
Many believe that the extending clampdown on abortion could eventually result in a complete America-wide ban on the killing of unborn infants.
In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump, on 23 January last year, signed an executive order denying U.S. assistance to any foreign-based organisation that performs, promotes or offers information on abortion.