Representative Jim Buchy...
Ohio on the Front Lines of the ProLife Movement
January 17, 2012
heart begins to beat around 8 weeks into a pregnancy; this is where
many in the
prolife movement believe we can avert hundreds of abortions in Ohio
believe life starts at conception and I will take every possible step
lives weather it is 1 or 1 million.
House Bill 125 the “Heartbeat Bill” is the
next step to ending
Heartbeat Bill is widely
supported in the prolife community and the General Assembly. I am a co-sponsor of HB
125 which is
sponsored by Representative Lynn Wachtmann of Napoleon.
The bill passed the Ohio House on June 28th;
54 to 44.
west central Ohio, there are many questions about the Heartbeat Bill.
is surrounded by confusion because the most prominent prolife
Ohio Right to Life has not been supportive of the bill.
As a result a new prolife organization has
formed and many Right to Life Chapters have left the Ohio Right to Life
joined Ohio ProLife Action, an organization which backs the Heartbeat
Heartbeat Bill establishes regulations banning abortions when an unborn
has a heartbeat:
person performing an abortion to determine if the unborn child has a
heartbeat is present an abortion cannot be performed.
The life of
the mother is an exception and an abortion could still be performed
intention of saving the mother’s life.
person performing an abortion when the heartbeat of an unborn child is
to have “informed consent.”
A notice to
the mother 24 hours prior to the abortion that informs the mother of
specified information regarding the probability of bringing the child
Legislative Service Commission, Bill Analysis Am. Sub. HB 125, As
Passed by the
When I was
asked to co-sponsor the Heartbeat Bill I did not hesitate. In west central Ohio, we
are supporters of
the prolife movement and we will stand for any organization or effort
protects life. This belief has guided my decision to support the bill. It guided my efforts to
assist with the
passage of the Heartbeat Bill in the Ohio House of Representatives.
the bill is in the Senate and is being examined by Senators in the
process. I believe
the time to pass the
Heartbeat Bill is now. We
back and watch more babies be killed in elective abortions. Experts say; if the
Heartbeat Bill is enforced
as law it will reduce abortions. In
fact, they estimate upwards of 90% of abortions will be avoided as a
result. When the
Heartbeat Bill is law,
it will make Ohio’s abortion restrictions the toughest in the country.
bill is the frontline of the
movement. In past
abortion battles, we
have went head to head with Planned Parenthood and NARAL and we
succeeded. I will
continue to work with my colleagues to
avoid anymore delay in the passage of this bill.
The opposition to this bill must stand down. We cannot afford to allow
and meaningful lives to be lost.