On Thursday, Ohio lawmakers introduced a bill that would ban abortion completely except to save the pregnant woman’s life.
State Rep. Candice Keller, a Republican from Middletown, says the bill’s backers are tired of taking an incremental approach to ending abortion.
“The time for regulating evil and compromise is over,” she said in a statement. “The time has come to abolish abortion in its entirety and recognize that each individual has the inviolable and inalienable Right to Life.
The bill establishes a fetus as a child and subjects any healthcare provider who performs an abortion to potential murder charges.