The Oberlin Review

State Representative Speaks at Kendal at Oberlin

State Representative Speaks at Kendal at Oberlin

April 19, 2019

Ohio State Representative Joe Miller came to Kendal at Oberlin Friday, April 12 to discuss women’s rights, the so-called “heartbeat bill,” and the challenges he faced in the first four months of his first term. Miller was hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area at their monthly Legislative Luncheon. The audience included Kendal at Oberlin residents; members of the League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area; Moms Demand Action, a gun control advocacy group; and Lorain Count...

Heartbeat Bill Represents Skewed Priorities for Ohio Governor, State Legislature

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

April 12, 2019

 The infamous “heartbeat bill” passed the Ohio state legislature this Wednesday, and after several years of emotional debates, numerous vetoes, and amendments to the bill, Governor Mike DeWine officially signed the bill on Thursday night. The passage of this bill effectively hinders every woman’s ability to get an abortion in the state of Ohio.  Ohio now has the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The bill bans abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy and makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. Furthermore, doctors who do not test for a heartbeat or proceed with abortion procedures if a heartbeat is detected will be charged with a fifth-degree felony, punishable by up to a year in jail and a ...

Students Phone Representatives In Protest

Students Phone Representatives In Protest

November 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: This caption contains mention of abortion, rape, and incest. Students call Oberlin representatives Democrat Dan Ramos of the Ohio House and Republican State Senator Gayle Manning to protest the passing of HB 258, more commonly known as a “heartbeat bill.” The bill outlaws abortions after six weeks of an individual’s pregnancy, including for victims of rape and incest. The phone bank event, taking place three hours after the bill passed, was organized by College senior Lotte ...

Heartbeat Bill Disturbingly Unconstitutional

Jordan Yonkofski, Contributing Writer

December 9, 2016

The Ohio Congress passed the anti-abortion “Heartbeat Bill” Tuesday in a move that gravely threatens the constitutional rights of pregnant people. The bill prevents a pregnant person from getting an abortion once the heartbeat of the fetus can be detected. This would outlaw a majority of abortions, since a heartbeat can be detected in utero as early as six weeks after conception. At this point in a pregnancy, many people don’t even know that they are pregnant. If the Heartbeat Bill is signed into law, Ohio would have some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. The bill was approved Tuesday evening by the Ohio Senate and proceeded to the Ohio House of Representatives, where it passed within hours. T...

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