At Statehouse, protesters decry abortion bills as unsafe

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Sunday, dozens of people met at the Statehouse to speak out about two abortion bills passed this week that they say are unconstitutional, and go against Roe v. Wade.

“I believe that we can’t go back to the old way of women getting unsafe abortions, because this bill won’t end abortions, this bill will make abortions unsafe again,” said Ohio State University student Katie Greer.

One bill bans abortions after 20 weeks. A second piece of legislation, known as the Heartbeat Bill, prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Protesters say both hurt women by restricting access to abortions.

“Abortions are going to happen,” said OSU student Jimena Esparza. “We want them to be legal and safe.”

The bills do not include exceptions for rape or incest.

Governor John Kasich has not said if he will sign the legislation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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