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Similar lawsuits in Iowa, Kentucky, Arkansas and North Dakota have led the courts to strike down similar heartbeat abortion ban laws, according to the civil liberties group.
“This legislation is blatantly unconstitutional and we will fight to the bitter end to ensure that this bill is permanently blocked. Senate Bill 23 is one of the most aggressive, oppressive, and radical attacks against women ever seen in this state and this country,” said ACLU of Ohio Legal Director Freda Levenson in a written statement. “A nearly identical bill in Kentucky was just struck down by a federal judge – we feel confident our impending litigation will ultimately prevail.”
We will have more on this story as it develops.