Abortion Ban Bill Gets Hearing At Ohio Statehouse
Supporters of legal abortion stormed the Ohio Senate to send a message to lawmakers about restrictions on the procedure, and specifically about a bill set to be considered tomorrow. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.
A hearing is set for Wednesday morning on a bill that would immediately ban abortion in Ohio if the US Supreme Court overturns Roe versus Wade in a Mississippi case that will be argued in December.
Supporters of legal abortion chanted outside the Statehouse then marched into the Senate and unfurled a banner before being escorted out. Among them – 85-year-old Sylvia Holmes of Medina who worries Roe will be overturned.
“I have great fear that it could. That’s why we are here.”
The founder of Ohio’s Pro-Life Caucus backs the bill. Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) says they believe life begins at fertilization.