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Abortion Ban Bill Gets Hearing At Ohio Statehouse

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Jo Ingles
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Statehouse News Bureau

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. 

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