One of America’s most preeminent legislative bill to be passed in an effort to ban abortion at a certain gestation period happened January 31st, 2013 by the state of Arkansas. This particular bill known as House Bill 69 or The Fetal Heartbeat Bill, would ultimately rule it illegal to perform an abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Arkansas in particular, petitioned that the abortion could not be performed past the 12 week gestation period. However, though the bill was passed by the state senate and vetoed by the governor, the bill was overridden by Judge Wright as being “unconstitutional”. Kansas was the second state to introduce House Bill 69 (known in state as House Bill 2324), which also failed. In fact, multiple states including Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming have attempted in approving and passing the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, and being overridden and dismissed each time as being unconstitutional.
The most recent state to be in the anti-abortion spotlight, is Ohio, where house republicans reintroduced the Heartbeat Bill to the House on February 17th, 2015. Though Republicans and pro-life groups are actively pushing for this bill to be passed into law, many are expecting this bill to be promptly turned down as the others were. Despite continued defeat, these consistent petitions to protect, to an extent, the unborn, is an admirable attainment to the pro-life politicians that should not be overlooked, but rather be an inspiration to others. With the Pro-Life community steadily resisting and protesting government protocol, it serves as an example of the commitment we all hold to defending the unborn and our promise to protect our future generations.