Heartbeat Bill becomes law in Ohio
Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced on Twitter that the "Heartbeat Bill" is now Ohio's new law on abortion.
The Heartbeat Bill gives women six weeks, or about 1.5 months, to have an abortion from the time of conception. After six weeks, all abortions are illegal and there will be no exception for rape or incest.
On Friday, Ohio's federal court filed a motion to dissolve the injunction against the Heartbeat Law which was introduced on July 3, 2019.
Lawmakers are responding to the change in policy.
Congressman Tim Ryan tweeted in response to the Heartbeat Bill: "Abortion is now effectively illegal in Ohio after six weeks with no exception for rape or incest. I promise you, I'm in this fight with you. It's time we make our voices heard and fight back."
Congressman Bill Johnson said, "The Supreme Court has spoken, and the Heartbeat Bill was passed by the state legislature. The people of Ohio have also spoken, and they support life.”
21 News also reached out to J.D. Vance, a candidate for U.S. Senate, who hasn't spoken on the bill yet..