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  • Dozens Of Hollywood Actors Pledge To Battle Georgia Filming If “Heartbeat Bill” Passes

    03/28/2019 12:26:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    With “Hollywood” the industry so often stretching well beyond “Hollywood” the town – especially given that stretching increasingly reaches Georgia – about 50 actors including Amy Schumer, Amber Tamblyn, Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Gabrielle Union, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, David Cross, Mia Farrow, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford has signed a letter written by Alyssa Milano in opposition of the state’s so-called “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill The letter was sent Thursday morning to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Georgia governor Brian Kemp, but has been circulating on social...
  • Alyssa Milano tells Hollywood to leave Georgia after ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill passed the Senate

    03/24/2019 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 3/22/19 | Rodney Ho
    Actress Alyssa Milano is going after Georgia again on Twitter, this time over the “heartbeat” abortion bill passed by the Georgia state Senate Friday afternoon. “There are over 20 productions shooting in GA” she wrote late Friday, “& the state just voted to strip women of their bodily autonomy. Hollywood! We should stop feeding GA economy.” Milano ( “Charmed,” “Project Runway All Stars”) stars in Netflix’s dark pageant comedy “Insatiable,” which debuted last year. Season two is currently in production and she was on set Friday in Atlanta. She plays Coralee Huggens-Armstrong,the wife of lead Bob Armstrong, played by Dallas Roberts. She is under contract and her...
  • Anti-abortion 'heartbeat bill' clears Georgia Senate panel

    03/21/2019 11:55:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/21/2019 | Maya T. Prabhu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    ATLANTA: Shortly after a Georgia Senate panel approved a proposal early Monday that would ban most abortions after six weeks, protestors erupted in chants as the bill's sponsor and those who voted in favor of the measure left the committee room. Chanting "shame" and "no safe seats" as Republican lawmakers were escorted by police to an elevator, abortion rights advocates vowed to continue to fight House Bill 481, which would outlaw abortions once a doctor detects a heartbeat in the womb. If it passes, it would be among the strictest abortion laws in the country. Current Georgia law allows abortions...
  • Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

    03/21/2019 1:33:36 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03-21-19 | Gabriella Borter
    Mississippi’s Republican governor signed one of America’s strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. Dubbed the ‘heartbeat bill,’ this is the second legislative attempt in less than a year aimed at restricting abortions in a state with a single abortion clinic. In a tweet earlier this week, Governor Phil Bryant thanked the state’s legislature for “protecting the unborn” by passing the bill and sending it to him for his signature.
  • Mississippi governor set to sign ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

    03/21/2019 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2019 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s not worried about lawsuits as Mississippi prepares to enact one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. The Republican governor is scheduled to sign a bill Thursday to outlaw most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights calls it “blatantly unconstitutional” and says it will sue Mississippi to try to block the law from taking effect on July 1. Mississippi is one of several states considering similar bills this year. Abortion opponents are emboldened by new conservatives on the Supreme Court...
  • Ohio Heartbeat Bill Goes Down in Flames, GOPs Side with Kasich, Planned Parenthood, and Democrats

    12/28/2018 8:09:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/28/2018 | Paula Bolyard
    Ohio's "heartbeat bill," which would have prohibited killing unborn children with a detectable heartbeat, went down in flames on Thursday after the Senate failed by one vote to override Gov. Kasich's heartless veto of the bill. The bill passed both chambers earlier this month — the House by a comfortable majority and the Senate 18-13 — but Kasich followed through on his promise to veto the bill. In Ohio, a three-fifths majority is required to override a veto, which meant that two additional votes were needed in the Senate. The Ohio House voted earlier today to override Kasich's veto 61-28,...
  • Media Against Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Send Unintentional Pro-Life Message

    12/18/2018 9:33:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Katie Yoder
    Many media commentators are warning readers about a new Ohio bill because it could prevent women from obtaining abortions before they know they’re pregnant. But in the process of doing so, they’re making a pro-life message go viral: Abortion stops a beating heart.On Dec. 12, the Ohio Senate made national headlines for approving abortion legislation, known as the “heartbeat bill” or H.B. 258, which would ban the abortion of unborn babies with a detectable heartbeat. Republican Gov. John Kasich has promised to veto the bill – which resembles one he vetoed in 2016. But that didn’t keep the media, from...
  • Ohio Heartbeat Bill

    12/14/2018 3:39:36 PM PST · by simpson96 · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/2018 | Liberty Counsel
    COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Senate passed The Human Heartbeat Protection Act, also known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” by a vote of 18 to 13 yesterday. HB 258 bans abortions on babies when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually within a few weeks of conception. Liberty Counsel has offered free legal defense once it is signed into law. Prior to the floor vote, the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee added two amendments to the bill. One amendment removed the mandate for transvaginal ultrasounds, which can pick up a heartbeat as early as six weeks, and instead simply...
  • Betrayal: Gov. Kasich Announces He Will Veto Heartbeat Bill and Stand Your Ground Measure

    11/20/2018 3:26:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2018 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Oh, John Kasich, how many times you have betrayed your party, your state, and your country — so many that we've lost count. The most recent entry to the list is the Ohio governor's announcement that he will veto two bills that are near and dear to the hearts of conservatives who propelled him to victory in 2010 and 2014: The aptly named "heartbeat bill" and "stand your ground" legislation. Kasich told reporters outside his office Monday that he opposes both bills. If Kasich follows through with the veto threat, this will be the second time in two years he's...
  • Ohio lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion bill

    11/16/2018 6:50:52 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    https://thehill.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Aris Folley
    Ohio lawmakers on Thursday passed controversial legislation that aims to block women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Thursday's 58-35 vote marked the second consecutive session in which the House passed the bill. It passed the House and Senate in December 2016, but was vetoed by GOP Gov. John Kasich. “The point is, it’s time. It doesn’t matter if the governor is with us or against us,” one of the bill's sponsors, Rep. Christina Hagan (R), said. Governor-elect Mike DeWine (R) has said he would sign a so-called “heartbeat” bill,...
  • Ohio Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat Is Detectable

    12/16/2016 3:57:11 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/16/2016 | Warren Mass
    On December 13, Ohio Governor John Kasich (shown) vetoed the Heartbeat Bill, which would have banned abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Kasich’s veto was of the “line-item” type and was accomplished by means of “veto messages” that disapproved of two items contained in Amended Substitute House Bill 493. The “heartbill bill” — as the abortion ban was commonly called — was part of Item Number 1. In his message, Kasich offered the following explanation for vetoing that portion of the appropriation bill: As governor I have worked hard to strengthen Ohio’s protections for the sanctity of human...
  • Dobson Scorches Kasich for 'Shameful' Veto of Heartbeat Bill

    12/14/2016 5:28:40 PM PST · by Maudeen · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/14/2016 | WND
    'Governor isn't as committed to life as he professes to be' Prominent evangelical Christian leader Dr. James Dobson pulled no punches Wednesday after Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed the “Heartbeat Bill” – issuing a blistering attack on Kasich for his “cowardice” and “shameful action.” “I join with millions of evangelicals and Catholics in condemning Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the bill,” Dobson wrote on his website. “This was a cowardice and shameful action.” The “Heartbeat Bill” would prohibit abortions in cases where a baby’s heartbeat can be detected along with any procedures performed after six weeks of pregnancy. Kasich did...
  • Kasich signs 20-week abortion ban, vetoes ‘heartbeat’ bill

    12/13/2016 2:26:35 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Reid Wilson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Tuesday signed into law a measure banning abortions 20 weeks after conception, but vetoed a measure that would have outlawed abortion after as few as six weeks.   The bill Kasich vetoed, known as a “heartbeat” bill, passed Ohio’s legislature along mostly partisan lines last week and would have made abortions illegal once a fetus's heartbeat is detected. But even groups that oppose abortion rights believed the measure would fail in the face of an expected court challenge; Ohio Right to Life asked Kasich on Monday to veto the bill. Lower courts have struck...
  • Ohio passes 'heartbeat' abortion bill; leader cites Trump's election

    12/07/2016 4:01:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 07, 2016 | Max Blau, Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley and Jason Hanna, CNN
    CNN)Donald Trump's election, and a presumption that he'll appoint conservative Supreme Court justices, spurred Ohio Republicans to pass what would effectively be the nation's strictest time-based abortion law, a legislator said. Ohio lawmakers on Tuesday passed a controversial "Heartbeat Bill" that would ban abortions in that state from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected -- which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy. What happens next for the bill, which would prohibit such abortions even in cases of rape or incest, depends on Republican Gov. John Kasich, who has 10 days to decide whether to...
  • Controversial heartbeat bill now on governor’s desk

    12/07/2016 3:58:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    whio.com ^ | December 07, 2016 | Laura A. Bischoff - Columbus bureau
    The Ohio legislature Tuesday approved one of the nation’s toughest abortion laws, and the bill is now headed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature or veto. Votes in the Ohio Senate and House capped a long day of maneuvering on a bill that would effectively outlaw abortions by banning the procedure once a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. First Ohio senators voted 21-10 for the bill, which is different than the one the House approved last year. After more than 90 minutes of emotional debate, the House voted 56-39 late...
  • Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

    12/07/2016 5:37:32 AM PST · by rhett october · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Ohio State Senate today passed legislation that would ban all abortions after an unborn baby’s heart begins to beat. An unborn child’s heart begins to beat at 22 days after conception or earlier. Should the measure be approved by the full Ohio State Legislature and be signed into law, the legislation would likely be struck down in court as has been the case and two other states — Arkansas and North Dakota. As the Ohio General Assembly considers bills in these last days of lame duck session before the year’s end, significant amendments are being added to various laws...