Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.
‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill To Make Return In Ohio
Abortion opponents in Ohio plan to resurrect a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected – as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
The bill’s previous sponsor tells The Associated Press he and other lawmakers will announce plans to reintroduce the so-called “heartbeat bill” at a Thursday news conference.
House Health Chairman Lynn Wachtmann, a Republican, said in a Wednesday interview that about 40 of the 99 Ohio House members have signed on as co-sponsors of the bill.
The abortion measure died last year after the Senate’s GOP leader blocked it from a vote. He’s since retired due to term limits.
The measure had fiercely divided Ohio’s anti-abortion community, with some fearing a court challenge could undo other abortion restrictions already in place.