Ohio House Passes Second Abortion Restriction Bill
The Ohio House has approved a measure banning a surgical procedure commonly used in abortions. It's the second abortion related bill to pass in this lame duck session, following the six-week abortion ban called the “Heartbeat Bill”. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
This bill bans dialation and extraction, a procedure used after 12 weeks of pregnancy. It passed easily. Republican Nathan Manning pointed out the ban does not affect miscarriages.
“Dismemberment abortion does not include a procedure performed after the death of the unborn child to extract any remaining parts of the unborn child.”
Democrat Tavia Galonski says the bill doesn’t exempt victims of rape or incest.
“The state should not be involved. The government should not be involved in these decisions.”
The bill goes to Governor John Kasich since it passed the Senate last summer.