Most Americans will be familiar with Janet Porter’s “Heartbeat Bill,” an anti-Women’s Reproductive Rights law out of Ohio, which criminalizes abortion and which was backed by Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann, and passed the Ohio State House on June 28, 2011. The law prohibits abortion after only six weeks. Many women don’t even know they’re pregnant at this point, as Democrats pointed out.
Ohio is staunchly anti-women at the moment; the state budget, approved June 28, 2011 by the Senate, bars state hospitals from performing abortions.
One of the heartbeat bill’s staunch advocates is Ohio Rep. Robert Mecklenborg, a Catholic from Cincinnati who represents western Hamilton County. Mecklenborg loved the bill so much he was one of its nearly 50 co-sponsors. In fact, he led the fight to get it passed. He is all about family you see: he is a married father of three. Continue reading