Ohio Report for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Speaker Says Heartbeat Bill Could See Lame Duck Action; Supporters Pray For Passage

Despite failing to pass the legislature in recent years, a contentious bill to essentially ban most abortions in the state could clear at least one chamber of the General Assembly this fall, the House leader said Wednesday.

House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R-Medina) said there was a "probability" that the House will pass the so-called "heartbeat bill" during lame duck session.

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