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Ohio Senators Return Teddy Bears From Anti-Abortion Lobby

By Marie Diamond on January 17, 2012 at 10:15 am

"Ohio Senators Return Teddy Bears From Anti-Abortion Lobby"


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ThinkProgress reported last week that backers of Ohio’s radical “heartbeat” bill lobbied Ohio senators to pass the legislation by having children deliver teddy bears with heartbeats to their offices. Now the Associated Press notes that many Ohio senators plan to return the bears. The bill, which passed the Ohio House last year, would outlaw abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected — sometimes as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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