Foes rally against strict abortion ban

Opponents say a bill that would outlaw abortion in Ohio under any circumstances is an attack on women,their families and their doctors.

About 25 people rallied against the proposal on the Statehouse steps ahead of today’s House hearing on the bill.

It would go further than a South Dakota abortion ban, now considered the most restrictive in the US.

Abortions would be barred even in cases of rape or to save the mother’s life, and the measure also would make it illegal for a person to transport a woman to another state for an abortion.

The bill, sponsored by Cincinnati Republican Tom Brinkman, is not expected to pass. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)