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Pro-life leader who once survived arson attack challenges “obstructionist Republican establishment” in Ohio Senate

Posted in Janet Porter, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

A long-time pro-life leader has decided to run for the Senate in the state of Ohio to challenge what she calls “the establishment” which has refused to pass the pro-life Heartbeat bill. Janet Folger Porter has been fighting abortion for over thirty years. Her leadership helped pass the first ban on the infamous partial birth abortion method. In that procedure, the abortionist delivers the preborn child up to the shoulders, he then pierces the child’s skull with a pair of medical scissors and suctions out the brain tissue, enabling the collapse of the baby’s head which kills the child. The procedure was defended by Hillary Clinton during her term as a US Senator.

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It was this now illegal abortion procedure that appeared to be described by a high ranking staffer at Planned Parenthood caught on under cover video by the Center for Medical Progress who exposed their grisly baby harvesting operation. As a result, pro-lifers have called for an investigation into the potential that Planned Parenthood is violating the law.

I have known Janet Porter for many years. I have followed her bold stand as well as her witty and brilliant personality. What you see in Janet publicly, rest assured is the same privately. She is one of the most honest, godly, and hard working woman I have ever met. Janet is 100% committed to the cause of defending the preborn child in the womb. But, her stand has not been an easy one. Over the years, Janet has made a number of enemies. She is feared by groups like Right-Wing Watch who describes her an “anti-choice” threat and has published numerous alerts on her views. Janet told Saynsumthn that she is the most “watched” female by the pro-abortion group, second only to Michele Bauchman. In response to the criticism, Janet said that she not deterred by those who oppose her, telling Saynsumthn that, “When you spend your life standing for God’s word and His principles people don’t always say nice things about you.”

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Tragically, words are not the only “ammunition” that have been used by Janet’s enemies over the years. The pro-life leader has also received numerous threats, including having her vehicle sabotaged when someone cut her gas line. It happened in 1994 when abortion was front and center in the news much like it is today. Janet recalled seeing smoke coming out of her car prior to a political rally for a pro-life Democrat candidate she had planned to attend. After getting out of the car she saw a line of fire from the driveway into her garage, but thankfully the fire was confined to her car engine and she was not hurt. The fire was ruled as arson and although no one was ever charged, Janet had her suspicions that she was targeted because of her pro-life activism.

“The arson investigator said the attack was deliberate. The banner headline of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Friday, May 13, 1994, read: Right to Life Leader’s car Sabotaged, Odds are it is connected to abortion issue, police say.” The sticker on the bumper read: “Abortion? Pick on someone your own size.”

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Janet wrote about the incident in her book, True to Life where she published this image of her burnt out car.

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Janet’s thirty years of pro-life activism began in high school where she was first convicted about abortion after she was shown a picture of an aborted baby for the first time. Today, Janet has spent the last few years working to pass the Heartbeat Bill in Ohio. This legislation works on the premise that if death is decided when a heartbeat ends, then life should be protected when the heartbeat begins. She told Saynsumthn that her involvement in a failed pro-life initiative in South Dakota helped birth the concept behind the Heartbeat Bill.

“The Supreme Court has said states can intervene and protect life in the womb if there is a likelihood of survival to live birth. But right now they are picking viability as their marker. Well, we have a better one. It’s called the heartbeat,” she said adding that, “Heartbeat is an indicator of life that is universally recognized across the wold, why should we ignore it when it comes to the very young?” she asked.

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Janet said she is committed to protecting every preborn child in the womb, but for now, “If we can’t rescue all the children out of the burning building all at once, you carry out as many as you can – then go back for the rest,” she explained.

It was her passion to pass the Heartbeat Bill in the Ohio legislature that promoted her decision to run for state Senate. Janet said that she is hoping to unseat incumbent state Republican Senator Larry Obhof and that she is running against what she calls “the Republican establishment.” According to Janet the so-called “establishment” has “blocked the most pro-life bill to ever pass the Ohio House of Representatives, the Heartbeat Bill” which Janet calls, “our best chance to save the most lives.”

“They will tell you how pro-life they are. In fact, my opponent will claim to have a 100%n voting record. Well that is easy to do when you never vote on the most pro-life bill, the Heartbeat Bill which has the most chance to save lives,” she stated.

Janet has accused her opponent, Larry Obhof, with refusing to initiate and sign a discharge petition to bring the pro-life Heartbeat Bill to the floor for a vote. “He claimed to a local news outlet that I never asked him to sign it,” Porter said.

Porter holds certified receipt of letter she delivered to her opponent

Porter holds certified receipt of letter she delivered to her opponent

So I delivered the proof: the receipt of the certified letter which I sent to him on October 21st along with the return postcard which showed that he, in fact, received it.”

Janet’s determination has brought her before Ohio lawmakers many times with several victories along the way. Janet has had plenty of experience with lawmakers. After she co-founded Students for Life in 1985 at Cleveland State University as an undergrad student she became Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life for nearly a decade. It was in this role that Janet helped pass pro-life laws including the Woman’s Right to Know law (with a 24 hour waiting period), Parental Consent, Fetal Homicide, protection against dehydration and starvation, as well as the nation’s first ban on Partial Birth Abortion.

Janet explained that after asking others to run against what she calls the “obstructionist Republican establishment” she stepped up when no one responded. “If nobody else would do it, I put my own faith to action and I pulled petitions to run for the state Senate.” But, the feisty pro-life female leader said she has also launched her political campaign for the cause of liberty, “The more I think about it, we could have a lot of fun in the Ohio Senate. Instead of being on the outside begging them for their vote, we could actually take our government back! Because, you know what? It doesn’t belong to the establishment incumbents – it belongs to we the people.”

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Janet said that her campaign needs a lot of prayer, support, feet on the ground and, of course plenty of contributions. Early voting in the state begins in a few months and the election will take place March 15, 2016. But, despite the uphill battle, Janet remained optimistic about her chances of winning:

“Here’s my chances with God all things are possible.”

John Kasich’s pro-life stand questioned over failure to pass Heartbeat Bill

Posted in 2016 Presidential Race, Heartbeat Bill with tags , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2015 by saynsumthn

Governor_John_KasichWhen presidential candidate John Kasich said that conservatives, “Focus Too Much on Abortion,” pro-lifers were shocked. After all they worked to get the Republican Governor elected in Ohio.

Now, the GOP nominee hopeful has become the target of scorn for his refusal to pass a law that would make abortions illegal at the time the baby’s heart begins. It is called the Heartbeat Bill and some in Ohio feel he is not presidential material considering his opposition to the legislation. The Buckeye state governor vetoed the Bill claiming it would endanger other abortion restrictions if it were challenged in court.

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In an interview with LifeSiteNews Faith2Action president Janet Porter, who voted for Kasich for Governor because of his pro-life commitment now says that Kasich has betrayed the pro-life movement by his refusal to support the Heartbeat Bill as Ohio governor.

The Bill would prohibit abortion when an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected which is usually around 6 weeks gestation.

I’m calling on the John Kasich I used to know. The guy who would do what was right no matter what the political establishment thought,” she said.

Porter recently organized a picket outside a Kaisch event with signs reading, “Pro-Lifers Against Kasich” and “Kasich Heartless on HeartBeat Bill.”

She told reporters that Kasich only claimed to be pro-life but that he was, “Blocking the most pro-life bill in the nation.”

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“We’re encouraging him to let his actions match his words,
” she said.

While Porter is challenging Kasich on his committeemen to life, the Governor said recently on the Hugh Hewitt show that his pro-life actions anger abortion supporters while he claims that he is simultaneously called the most pro-life Governor to ever old that office in the state.

“Nobody should be confused about where I am on the matter of life. It’s a very important issue, it’s a critical issue,” he said.

“I’ve been pro-life from the time I was state Senator to a Congressman for 18 years. And we’ve enacted a number of provisions right here in Ohio including a ban on late term abortions and making sure that clinics have hospital transfer agreements – I mean just a whole variety of things we have done.

The fact that you have both sides arguing about who I am – I guess that’ probably a really good thing,” Kasich said.

Porter, who campaigned for Kasich in the 1990’s, said America needs to end abortion and she is getting weary of waiting for politicians to get behind efforts to do so.

Her Faith2Action website calls quote – pro-life – unquote politicians like Kasich who refuse to pass bills to outlaw abortion culpable in allowing vulnerable unborn babies to be targeted by the grisly body parts harvesting industry recently documented by the Center for Medical Progress inside Planned Parenthood.

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To get her message out about Kasich, Porter has created an advertisement tying Kasich’s postion with the recent Planned Parenthood videos exposing a gruesome baby parts harvesting operation. The political ad is graphic and implies that Kasich is unwilling to protect 20,000 unborn babies in Ohio, while calling himself pro-life.

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Which is worse, selling baby body parts or allowing them to die in the first place” her website states.

Porter goes after Kasich on that very point in her video encouraging viewers to:

    Tell Gov. Kasich we need to save hearts not sell them!

    Pass the Heartbeat Bill now.

The political ad is likely to shock some people and Porter believes it is needed to pressure the Governor and Presidential hopeful into doing all he can to end this holocaust against the unborn.

Governor John Kasich must either support the pro-life Heartbeat Bill or quit calling himself pro-life,” Porter added.

Roe v. Wade of Marriage ?

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-family leaders are calling it the Roe v. Wade of Marriage.

The Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the case, Obergefell v. Hodges, on Tuesday, and will most likely announce in June whether to uphold a state’s right to ban same-sex marriage.

Roe vs. Wade is the Supreme Court decision which forced abortion on the nation and triggered decades of activism and division in the country over the killing of unborn babies in the womb and pro-family leaders believe that if the Supreme Court forces gay marriage on the country it will have a similar affect as the infamous abortion decision.

Leaders across the country are calling upon Congress to use the authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to restrain federal judges and the Supreme Court, “from undermining marriage any further!”

Monday, April 27th, the day before the oral arguments on marriage, pro-family leaders from across the nation will host a press conference at the steps of the Supreme Court.

The group says that they will be delivering 300,000 “Restraining Orders” calling for passage of HR 1968, Congressman Steve King’s (R, Iowa) “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act” and S 1080, Senator Ted Cruz’s (R, Texas) “Protect Marriage from the Courts Act.”

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According to Faith2Action, one of the groups organizing the event, the following leaders will be in attendance:

    Janet Porter, President, Faith2Action,
    Dr. Steven Hotze, President, Conservative Republicans of Texas
    Pastor Charles Flowers, Faith Outreach, San Antonio
    Andy Schlafly, Attorney, Eagle Forum
    Dr. Scott Lively, Abiding Truth Ministries
    Greg Quinlan, Ex-Homosexual, New Jersey Family Policy Council
    Pastor Constant Cooley, United Temple Church of God in Christ
    Pastor Corey Shankleton, Ex-homosexual, Emerging Streams
    Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth
    David Pickup, LMFT/Reparative Therapy Center of Dallas
    Janet Boynes, Ex-lesbian, Janet Boynes Ministries
    Rev. Dean Nelson, Fredrick Douglas Foundation
    Grace Harley, Ex-transgender, One Solitary Voice International
    Mark Gurley, The Oak Initiative
    Bill Johnson, American Decency
    Kay Daly, Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
    Diane Gramley, American Family Association, PA
    Rev. Pat Mahoney, Faith In Action

Faith2Action says that Article 3 Section 2 of the Constitution, which states, “The Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make,” gives them a remedy used many times in Congress including the 2004 “Marriage Protection Act” to remove from the federal courts the jurisdiction to undermine DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), which passed the House, but not the Senate.

In 2003, Senator Tom Daschle implemented this remedy in a law to remove jurisdiction from all federal courts to hear cases regarding brush fires in South Dakota.

“Marriage matters more than bush fires,” stated Faith2Actions founder, Janet Porter. “When judges strike down the vote of the people to protect marriage, it ignites a brush fire against our liberty–which has now reached the doors of the church–and must be extinguished immediately by Congress.”

The group plans to hold this banner:

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The National Organization for Marriage and the American Family Association (AFA) are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from hearing the case after officiating same-sex marriages.

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“Both of these justices’ personal and private actions that actively endorse gay marriage clearly indicate how they would vote on same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court,said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “Congress has directed that federal judicial officers must disqualify themselves from hearing cases in specified circumstances. Both Kagan and Ginsburg have not only been partial to same-sex marriage but they have also proven themselves to be activists in favor of it. In order to ensure the Court’s integrity and impartiality, both should recuse themselves from same-sex marriage cases. Congress has an obligation to Americans to see that members of the Supreme Court are held to the highest standards of integrity. The law demands it, and the people deserve it.

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Ginsburg has performed several gay marriages. In this clip Ginsburg asks about our past and “who counted as people” however, the same Justice refuses to count unborn babies as people in her radical support for abortion.

Media Matters, a liberal think tank, has been critical of Fox News and Bill O’Reilly for also calling for the Justices to recuse themselves:

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WorldNet Daily has more on the justices and their activism for gay marriage – read it here.

Battle for freedom fought while most Christians are on sidelines says Porter in “Light Wins” film

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Janet Porter, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

Janet Folger Porter’s Faith2Action group has released the trailer for a film on Christian courage entitled, Light Wins.

The film’s full title is Light Wins: How to Overcome the Criminalization of Christianity was released in March 2015 and is designed to enlighten and equip Christians to push back the darkness threatening marriage and our freedoms.

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Haters are calling the vid an “Anti-Gay Documentary.”

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But Porter says in the film, “The battle for our freedoms is being fought while most Christians are on the sidelines. We need to get out of the stands and into the game. Because the Super Bowl for our country is being fought and our team is not even on the field. It’s later than you think. But God is bigger than we know. To put freedom on the offensive we must become a tea. It’s time for action. Its time to pierce the darkness and shine.

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Janet traveled the nation for two years, interviewing 100 of our nation’s leaders, to produce what David Barton says “may be the most important documentary on marriage yet.”

Other notables in the film include, like Gov. Mike Huckabee, David Barton, Gary Glenn, Steven Hotze, Robert Knight, Judith Reisman, Stacy Swimp, Greg Quinlan, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Brian Camenker, James Dobson, Bill Donohue, Scott Lively, Frank Pavone, Dutch Sheets, Phyllis Schlafly, Rick Scarborough, Gary Bauer, Mark Crutcher, Jerry Boykin, and Harry Jackson.

Gov. Mike Huckabee described the film this way, “Light Wins” reveals the frightening trend not to simply ignore Christian believers, but to rid society of us altogether. This ground breaking, eye opening film will awaken viewers to the fact that being a spectator is no longer an option. One will be part of the solution or part of the problem, and I hope this riveting documentary will cause believers to take notice.”

The film interviews, Pastor Hernan Castano of Iglesia Rios de Aceite, one of the “Houston Five,” as the pastors have become known, after Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian, and fellow officials subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors.

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I’m still in shock that they would come to the church building. They walk through those doors where we preach the gospel and teach from God’s Word and they would demand for me all my sermons all my notes everything I speak with the people at the church. And just to intimidate me by asking me to turn anything in,” Pastor Hernan Castano says.

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After the outcry, Mayor Parker withdrew the subpoenas.

Light Wins exposes the dark agenda threatening our freedoms and illuminates ways to overcome the darkness and shine. Light Wins is startling, powerful…hopeful,” says Mat Staver of the legal firm, Liberty Counsel.

Porter says you can plan a screening or order your copy of the film here.

Pro-life leader: given choice between supporting political establishment and life, I choose life

Posted in Heartbeat Bill with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by saynsumthn

Janet PorterLast month, Faith 2 Action founder, Janet Porter held a rally and press conference in front of the Ohio statehouse to ask the Governor and the legislature to protect unborn babies by passing the Heartbeat bill.

The Heartbeat law would protect unborn children from abortion at the point a heartbeat can be detected.

The group’s message to Gov. John Kasich, House Speaker William Batchelder and Senate President Keith Faber read:

Every day in Ohio, 70 babies with beating hearts are brutally killed by abortion–something you pledged to END (not just regulate). These are not statistics. They are real babies who will fill these clothes if only you will call upon the legislature to pass the Heartbeat Bill for you to sign into law. Please make protecting these babies a top priority before the election. The price of inaction is far too high.”

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To drive her point home, Porter, along with several local pastors, delivered 70 empty baby outfits, which represent the actual of unborn children that would be saved each day if Ohio were to pass the Heartbeat Bill.

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Porter now says that the Governor has refused to listen to their requests to pass the Heartbeat Bill, so she has penned an open letter to the Governor, threatening to not vote for him, which has been published in the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Porter writes, “I voted for John Kasich for Governor and was thrilled when he won. That’s because I knew him to be a man who would do what was right, no matter the cost.

Back in the 1990’s, Congressman Kasich asked me to speak at events on his behalf. I readily agreed. Then, like now, he had a weak opponent. But I campaigned my heart out for him anyway – speaking at candidate forums and even debating his opponent.

Then, when I ran for Republican State Central Committee against the “establishment” Secretary of the Party, I ran with the endorsement of Congressman Kasich. When John called me on Election Night, I told him the preliminary results were 60-40. He responded with consolation.

“Don’t feel bad,” he said. “They spent more money to campaign against you then they did me!” He rattled off all the mailers and phone calls he had received against me. When I told him it was 60-40 in my favor, he couldn’t believe it. You see, he didn’t really expect me to win, but John Kasich was willing to support the underdog if he thought it was the right thing to do.

That was back when I was legislative director of Ohio Right to Life, when we dreamed of the day we could do more than just regulate abortion. That day is here.

But today’s Republican establishment is too fearful to do the right thing. The Heartbeat Bill, which will protect unborn children with detectable heartbeats, passed the Ohio House last session, but Republicans in the Ohio Senate broke their promise to pass it “after the election.”

So I called on Governor Kasich. In fact, I called everyone I knew who was close to Kasich, imploring them to enlist his help to pass the Heartbeat Bill before the 2012 session clock ran out. I reached out to legislators, cabinet members, his closest advisors – and several hand-delivered a letter from Dr. Jack Willke, founder of Right to Life, pleading for the governor’s help.

He got the letter, but he did not act.

Nearly 100,000 dead babies later, we are still asking the governor to make protecting lives a priority.

Three weeks ago, I met with the governor’s legislative director and HHS assistant policy director, and was assured that our message to the Governor would be placed on his desk. Our message was attached to 70 empty baby outfits – representing the daily cost of inaction.

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Some “leaders” are patting themselves on the back for regulating how and where we kill children. Their results? More than 23,000 dead babies every year in our state – the equivalent of a stadium full of people. If you think killing a stadium full of people each year is something to be celebrated, you’re either a terrorist or you’ve lowered the bar on what it means to be pro-life a bit too far.

We’ve heard the excuse that the lower courts won’t like it. No kidding. The lower courts didn’t like our ban on late-term partial birth abortion either. Even the Supreme Court said no, before reversing itself seven years later. To never challenge Roe v. Wade is to embrace its bloody consequences.

I’m calling on the John Kasich I used to know. The guy who would do what was right no matter what the political establishment thought. Governor, I’m asking you to fight to pass the Heartbeat Bill as if lives depend on it. Because they do.

Break away from the status quo establishment, and do what is right – before the election. Because given the choice between supporting the political establishment and life, I choose life.”

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To increase the pressure on the Governor, Porter has asked her supporters to publish her cartoon video on social media.

The vid tells the Governor, “We need you to fight for our children because the cost of delay is just too high.”

It asks voters, “If you hired someone to do a job, and they didn’t do it, would you hire them again?

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The cartoon suggests that Ohio politicians are putting off saving as many lives from abortion as they could.

Everyday of delay, we lose a school bus full of children the Heartbeat bill would protect,” the vid warns.

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The cartoon vid asks Janet’s supporters to contact the Governor and tell him to, “call for a Vote on the pro-life Heartbeat bill before he asks us to hire him again.”

Pro-life pastors pray outside Ohio state house for passage of Heartbeat Bill

Posted in Heartbeat Bill with tags , , , , on September 17, 2014 by saynsumthn

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On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Janet Porter, founder of Faith 2 Action, along with several pastors delivered 70 empty baby outfits to Ohio lawmakers, which represent the actual of unborn children that would be saved each day if Ohio were to pass the Heartbeat Bill.
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A tag attached to each onesie says “70 babies with beating hearts are brutally killed by abortion” every day in Ohio.

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Porter held a rally and press conference in front of the statehouse where Pastors gathered to pray. ( H/T Katherine Marple )

The group’s message to Gov. John Kasich, House Speaker William Batchelder and Senate President Keith Faber states:

Every day in Ohio, 70 babies with beating hearts are brutally killed by abortion–something you pledged to END (not just regulate). These are not statistics. They are real babies who will fill these clothes if only you will call upon the legislature to pass the Heartbeat Bill for you to sign into law. Please make protecting these babies a top priority before the election. The price of inaction is far too high.”

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The bill could ban abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

House Bill 248 has not had any hearings since it was introduced in August 2013 with the support of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.”

The Heartbeat law would protect unborn children from abortion at the point a heartbeat can be detected.

Ohio Pro-lifers to deliver empty baby outfits in Capital to push Heartbeat Bill

Posted in Heartbeat Bill with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2014 by saynsumthn

Janet PorterAccording to Janet Porter, founder of Faith 2 Action, pro-lifers will be delivering 70 empty baby outfits, which represent the actual of unborn children that would be saved each day if Ohio were to pass the Heartbeat Bill.

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Porter says there will be a rally and press conference Wednesday, September 17th, at the Ohio Statehouse on High Street at 10 a.m. until 1:00 p.m, and will include Porter and many area pastors:

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The group’s message to Governor Kasich states:

Every day in Ohio, 70 babies with beating hearts are brutally killed by abortion–something you pledged to END (not just regulate). These are not statistics. They are real babies who will fill these clothes if only you will call upon the legislature to pass the Heartbeat Bill for you to sign into law. Please make protecting these babies a top priority before the election. The price of inaction is far too high.”

The Heartbeat law would protect unborn children from abortion at the point a heartbeat can be detected.

Those interested can find out more here.