Considered by many to be one of the most extreme anti-abortion measures, Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill" has been stalled in the Senate for months.
Senator Keith Faber fully supports the bill in its current form, but Senate President Tom Niehaus believes the bill is legally flawed, and unless changed, it will die in the Senate.
The "Heartbeat Bill" would require physicians to inform a patient if a fetal heartbeat is detected, and at that point, prohibit an abortion from taking place. A problem with the bill is that many find the bill to be unconstitutional, and expect the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the bill if it indeed does pass through the Senate.
Senator Keith Faber says the stalling of the bill is not a split in the G-O-P, it's a split between right to life activists. Faber stated, there's one group that believes the Heartbeat bill should be passed, and another group that believes the bill should be revised because it will be struck down for being unconstitutional.
Opposing the bill is Executive Director of Heartbeat of Lima, Linda McGregor. Linda asks that all women who are thinking of having an abortion to have the child, and to give it to a family that is looking to adopt. "...place it up for adoption, because there's 1.5 million families out there just waiting to adopt a baby," said Linda.
Led by former Ohio Right-to-Life Legislative Director Janet Porter, supporters of the bill vow that they will continue with the push of passage, and will not back down.