Ohio House Passes 'Heartbeat Bill' After Emotional Debate

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Republican Ron Hood of Ashville in south central Ohio is a cosponsor of the so-called Heartbeat Bill, and repeated what's been said about it for years….

"We're attempting to get the courts to recognize life at heartbeat."

Several Democrats spoke against it, but none more forcefully than Teresa Fedor of Toledo, who said she respected the views and personal stories of those supporting the bill.

"But you don't respect my reason, my rape, my abortion."

The bill includes no exceptions for rape or incest. It now heads to the Senate, where Republican President Keith Faber said he supports the idea but doesn't think it's the right political or legal strategy.

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