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Right to Life Action Coalition Strongly Supports Heartbeat Bill

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Columbus, OH –Standing together with Ohio’s leading pro-family organizations, the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio (RTLACO) today issued their strongest support for House Bill 258, the Ohio Human Heartbeat Protection Act.

Sponsored by Representatives Christina Hagan of Alliance and Ron Hood of Ashville, the legislation is poised to be moved through the final legislative steps during the Assembly’s “lame duck” session. It is expected to be adopted by the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee on Tuesday and is expected to receive a floor vote in the near future.

“We have been strongly supporting the Heartbeat Bill and now, with the addition to the Supreme Court of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, we see a great opportunity to significantly advance the protection of life,” stated Barry Sheets, legislative consultant for RTLACO. “Our members are excited to bring home the passage of HB 258 and establish protections for over ninety percent of unborn children that currently are killed in the womb.”

“We are calling on our state’s leaders, both Senate President Larry Obhof and Governor John Kasich, to recognize that Ohio’s unborn children need the strongest protections we can offer. It is important to the pro-life community, which strongly supports this life-saving bill, and we hope to see this week the adoption of the Heartbeat Bill.”

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