Sorry for the vent, but I am so ANGRY right now that I had to post. Apparently OH just banned abortions after the first fetal heartbeat. I know Louisiana and other states are looking to do the same thing.
Except, here's the multiple problems with that. Fetal heartbeats happen EEAARR-LEEEE in the pregnancy. As early as 5 weeks, usually around 6 weeks. When it's very possible a woman doesn't even know she's pregnant yet. It's my understanding that a doctor can't perform an abortion until the fetus is visible to the naked eye. Which typically happens around 6 weeks.
Soooo, really? States aren't making abortions outright illegal (because they can't). But they're going to randomly pick a step in fetal development that happens around the same time or before a doctor would even be able to perform an abortion, smh.
And, at least in this new OH law, no exceptions for rape or incest victims either. But that's okay. Because it's only women. And, heck, 13-year-old little girls raped by their dad/brother/uncle/stranger are 5 years from voting anyway! So who even gives a s**t about them//s.