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Resource: Reproductive Freedom on the Docket

By: ACLU Ohio

May 15, 2019

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio

On April 10, 2019 the Ohio Legislature passed Senate Bill 23, called the “Heartbeat Bill,” and Governor DeWine signed the bill into law on April 11. The bill, effectively a total ban on abortion, was scheduled to take effect on July 10, 2019. The ban criminalizes abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, typically around 6 weeks of pregnancy (about 2 weeks after a missed period).

https://www.acluohio.org/archives/cases/preterm-et-al-v-yost-et-al