Bill to nearly ban abortions in Ohio reintroduced

Abortion graphic by MGN.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A near-ban on all abortions has been reintroduced in Ohio for the fourth consecutive legislative session after its last attempt ended in a governor's veto.

The bill would ban the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Supporters of the legislation view the so-called heartbeat bill as an opportunity to draw the legal challenge that could overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.