An early Merry Christmas to babies in Ohio. The Ohio Senate passed a ban on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, one month after the Ohio House voted in favor of the bill. For those not up on fetal development, a heartbeat can be detected as early as 22 days after conception. Which is about the time a woman learns she’s pregnant. I suspect the pro-baby-killing crowd is none too pleased with the latest development. Damn scientific and medical advancement always foils the baby-killers’ plot.
A bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected has passed the Ohio Senate by an 18-13 vote. Last month, the Ohio House also voted in favor of the bill 58-35, but the Senate did make some changes, meaning the bill will now have to be approved by the House again before Governor John Kasich can sign it or veto.
But wait, John Karate Chop Hands Kasich is on his way out. Off to join his father, the mailman, for many USPS adventures. I just hope they can figure out where packages go from shipment to delivery time. Seems the Post Office still isn’t so sure about that. Kasich could form his very own book series, not unlike Nancy Drew. The Case of the Missing Bundt Cake Shipment!
Sorry, I totally digressed. The Senate did even better by Ohio babies, moving that abortionists who violate the abortion ban could have their medical licenses suspended without a criminal conviction. In other words, if you flip your forceps to the abortion ban, it could be your last time in a smock. I’m going to need tissues in bulk to stem my sympathy tears.
Here’s what Ohio can do to get around John “My Father the Mailman” Kasich:
Previously, Governor Kasich vetoed a heartbeat bill that passed through the state legislature and has promised to do so again. His successor, Mike DeWine, has said that he would sign it, however, meaning there are several options. With 60 votes, the Senate could overturn a veto from Kasich, or lawmakers could try to delay voting on the new version of the bill until the new year when DeWine is sworn in as governor and Kasich has left office.
If Ohio can make this work, if they can ban abortion once a heartbeat is detected, the state will be a leader in more than just swinging elections and getting lost in 50 states game with Iowa and Idaho.