An abortion ban proposed by GOP’s in Ohio closely mirrors a Texas law that is currently being challenged at The Supreme Court.
Known as House Bill 480, it would allow any person to sue a medical professional who conducts an abortion or an individual who “aids or abets” an abortion. Anyone who performs or assists in an abortion could face a fine of at least $10,000 per abortion.
Here’s more from Cincinatti.com:
The bill includes a broad definition of abortion, including a ban on administering, procuring or selling any instrument, medicine or drug to terminate a pregnancy. The proposal would add to Ohio law the language: “All human beings are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Unlike the Texas law, the Ohio bill would ban all abortions, not only ones that occur after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
“The sanctity of human life, born and preborn, must be preserved in Ohio,” Rep. Jena Powell , a sponsor of the bill, said in a statement. “Abortion kills children, scars families, and harms women. We can and must do better.”
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