"Heartbeat Bill"

Associated Press

Ohio anti-abortion activists are using the nomination of conservative Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to again reintroduce a bill that would ban all abortions if the Roe v. Wade ruling is overturned. 

Abortion was a big issue in Ohio in 2019, as it has been for several years. 

Ohio Public Radio

One of the first pieces of legislation signed by Mike DeWine in his first year as governor was an abortion ban. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio is operating on a budget extension since lawmakers failed to pass a new two-year state budget by the constitutionally mandated June 30 deadline.

A federal judge in Cincinnati has temporarily blocked Ohio's so-called "Heart Beat Bill" which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.  

Sam Aberle

More than a month after Governor Mike DeWine signed one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country, a lawsuit has been filed in federal court to stop it from taking effect in July.

Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to challenge Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill", a ban on abortion at the first detection of a fetal heartbeat. That can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

The new anti-abortion tilt of the U.S. Supreme Court has inspired some states to further restrict the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy and move to outlaw abortion entirely if Roe v. Wade ever falls. But the rush to regulate has exposed division among groups and lawmakers who consider themselves staunch abortion opponents.


Ohio’s newest law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected is supposed to go into effect in three months.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Thursday delivered on his campaign promise to sign the controversial "Heartbeat Bill" into law. 

Governor Mike DeWine kept his promise to sign the controversial abortion ban that has been known as the "Heartbeat Bill” into law.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House and Senate have approved the abortion legislation  formerly known as the heartbeat bill.

Ohio Public Radio

The leader of the Ohio Senate says the so-called Heartbeat Bill is one of his chamber’s priorities, but that it’s not at the top of the list.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Senate lawmakers hoping to give the state one of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation fell one vote short of overriding the governor's veto yesterday. 

Statehouse News Bureau

A controversial bill that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected is on its way to Governor John Kasich. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House has approved a measure banning a surgical procedure commonly used in abortions.

Ohio Public Radio

As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Governor John Kasich opposes – the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill.

The Ohio Senate has approved a highly restrictive anti-abortion bill despite indications it has little chance of passage this year.  

Ohio lawmakers are considering two bills on abortion as the Lame Duck session nears an end. 

Ohio Public Radio

The controversial 'Heartbeat Bill'  Governor John Kasich has promised to veto has been put on hold by an Ohio Senate Commitee chair.  

Ohio Public Radio

Opponents of a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected rallied outside the Statehouse today while supporters gathered inside for a committee hearing.

Ohio Channel

The Ohio House has approved the controversial 'heartbeat bill' that bans abortion at the point  a fetal heartbeat is detected. 

Ohio Public Radio

A controversial abortion bill Governor John Kasich vetoed at the end of last year has been reintroduced in the Ohio legislature.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed the so-called "Hearbeat Bill" but signed into law a separate ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House has approved the controversial bill that would ban abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat.

The bill that would ban abortion at the first detectable fetal heartbeat has been introduced three times in the last four years.

Ohio House Rejects "Heartbeat" Bill

Dec 11, 2014

The controversial bill banning abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected has failed to pass the Republican-controlled Ohio House.