On Tuesday, the Ohio Senate passed the Heartbeat Bill that bans abortions once the heartbeat of the baby is detected. The bill is expected to be signed by Republican Governor Mike DeWine after it passes the full House.

Last month, much to the dismay of Hollywood and angry feminists, Georgia also passed a heartbeat bill that would protect the life of an unborn baby with a heartbeat.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp tweeted the following statement after the passing of the bill in the House:

“Georgia values life. We stand up for the innocent and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. The legislature’s bold action reaffirms our priorities and who we are as a state. I thank these lawmakers for their leadership and applaud their undeniable courage.

“Our efforts to protect life do not end here. We must work to ease the adoption process, find loving homes for those in our foster care system, and protect the aging and vulnerable. Together, we will ensure that all Georgians are safe and have the opportunity to live, grow, learn, and prosper.”

The Daily Caller reports – Democratic state Rep. Janine R. Boyd, Ranking Member of the House Health Committee, cried foul over the bill, citing slavery as the reason abortionists should be able to take the lives of black babies after their heartbeat is detected. A fetal heartbeat can usually be detected between the sixth and ninth week of pregnancy.

During a hearing on the bill Tuesday, Boyd proposed an amendment allowing the exemption of African-American women. Boyd says their “history includes rape and forced birth imposed on enslaved women and black women after slavery,” according to her website.

“I consider the slave trade and how black slaves were once treated like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves,” she said Tuesday. “I consider how many masters raped their slaves. I consider how many masters forced their slaves to have abortions, and I consider how many pregnant slaves self-induced abortions so that they would not contribute children they had to this slave system. … And so I ask you, with all of your values, to consider that and vote yes to this amendment.”

How does fighting to ensure black women can abort their babies, make up for “masters” who “forced their slaves to have abortions.”?

The measure will not only bar women from having an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, but will also fine physicians who violate the law up to $20,000, according to The Hill.


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