Here in Ohio, today marked a day that could generate the strictest abortions laws yet in the country. The bill would have basically eliminated all abortions in the state. The bill was discussed in the committee and now is apparently dead:
A bill that would ban all abortions in Ohio is expected to draw enthusiastic audiences and spirited debate to the Statehouse today for the first, and likely last, hearing on the proposal.
After dozens of supporters and opponents of abortion rights spend a good six hours making their cases, House Bill 228 is expected to be placed back in a file cabinet and left to die at the end of the year.
“I don’t see it coming back,” said Scott Borgemenke, chief of staff for Speaker Jon A. Husted, R-Kettering, adding that an abortion bill is not among the priorities this year for Republicans, who control both branches of the legislature.
What is amazing is that even a number of right to lifers opposed this bill because it would eliminate all abortions. There would be none at all. That means if a mother was going to die if she did not have her 12 week old fetus aborted, she would die. It was purely a political move and one that has died.
Tom Brinkman, the man who introduced this legislation, is a full blown neo-con. He follows in the same footsteps as Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman. You can read more about Brinkman here.