Hundreds of supporters of Ohio's HB 125, known as the Heartbeat Bill, showed up at the steps of the Ohio Statehouse yesterday in Columbus. The rally occurred because the bill passed in the State House, but the bill stalled in the Senate because they won't bring it up for a vote.
If the bill was passed by the Ohio State Senate, then any abortion that is done after six weeks of pregnancy would be illegal in the state. The premise is that heartbeats are detectable within a fetus six weeks after fertilization. Hence, the nickname of the bill is the Heartbeat Bill.
The intent of evangelicals is in the right place because all life should be preserved, but their motives are incorrect. Pro-lifers want those women who would normally commit abortions, which would be Black and Latino women, to remain in poverty. It always goes back to the love of money, the root of all evil, when talking about conservative ideology. If their motives were truly in the right place, then abortion would have been abolished years ago.