The Ohio House and Senate passed the Heartbeat Bill, S.B. 23, on Wednesday, April 10, renamed the “Human Rights Protection Act.” In direct contrast to former Governor Kasich, who vetoed the bill twice, current Governor Mike DeWine signed this bill into law today. The Human Rights Protection Act will outlaw most abortions in Ohio, making it illegal to perform an abortion once a detectible heartbeat is found.
Governor DeWine remained true to his campaign promise to sign any and every pro-life bill which comes across his desk. “The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us, those who don’t have a voice,” DeWine said as he signed the bill. “Government’s role should be to protect life from the beginning to the end.”
The new law will be scheduled to go into effect 90 days after signing; but unfortunately lawsuits opposing the new law may cause a delay before it takes effect. What a blessing to see this first step in what may be the beginning of the end for this lucrative business of death in the Buckeye State and possibly across the nation!