buried in catch-all agriculture legislation being considered by the
General Assembly would weaken Ohio’s “puppy mill” law that took
effect only 11 months ago, animal-advocacy groups say.
lawmakers in Ohio on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban abortion
as soon as the fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks
into a pregnancy.
248, the so-called
"Heartbeat bill," advanced
out of the House Health and Aging Committee by a party-line vote of
11 to 6. If it passes the Republican-controlled House and Senate,
doctors who perform abortions after the imposed limit would
face a fifth-degree felony.
Opponents warn the bill would ban abortions before some women even
realize they're pregnant.
House approves execution-drug secrecy bill
Ohio House approved bills yesterday to keep secret the source of
drugs used in executions and reduce state testing time for students.
to complaints about testing overload, Ohio lawmakers moved Thursday
to limit the number of hours K-12 students can sit for end-of-year
state exams to four hours a year per subject with a total maximum of