On Wednesday, Ohio Parliamentarians adopted a draft bill, by 55 votes to 40, aimed at banning abortion six weeks after conception, i.e. the time at which a foetal heart beat can first be detected.
Any doctor carrying out an abortion after 6 weeks will be found guilty of a fifth degree crime and sentenced to one year in prison plus a fine of €2,500.
However, “this draft law is unlikely to go further as it is fiercely opposed by the Senate“.
The Guardian (Sabrina Siddiqui), 25/03/2015