CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio House voted 58-35 in favor of advancing House Bill 258, also known as the anti-abortion “heartbeat bill,” to the state Senate on Thursday.
The legislature now moves to the Ohio Senate for a vote.
Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed a similar bill at his desk in Dec. 2016. If passed, Ohio would join Arkansas, North Dakota, and Iowa as the only states to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected.