Pro-lifers take Heart: Nearly Half of Ohio's House of Representatives Co-Sponsors
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2011 /Christian Newswire
/ -- A Press Conference will be held this Wednesday, February 9, at 11:00 A.M., in the Hause Room at the Hyatt on Capitol Square on the corner of 3rd and State Street in downtown Columbus to announce the introduction of Representative Lynn Wachtmann's "Heartbeat Bill" -- which will ensure that all Ohio babies with beating hearts are protected by law.
"The Heartbeat Bill insures that if the heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected," said Janet (Folger) Porter, President of Faith2Action and former Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life, where she helped pass the nation's first ban on Partial Birth Abortion. "When the Heartbeat Bill passes, it will be the most protective law in the nation."
"On Wednesday, you'll see not only Legislative support for the bill (as nearly half the House of Representatives are already co-sponsors) but you'll also see grassroots support like you've never seen – in the form of thousands of red, heart-shaped balloons -- with the message: 'Have a Heart! Pass the Heartbeat Bill,'" said Linda Theis, Former President of Ohio Right to Life. "Nearly 4000 red-heart balloons will be delivered to legislators by Valentine's day."
"After all, Ohio is the 'Heart of it all,' so it's only fitting that we protect our fellow human beings with beating hearts," said Heartbeat Bill Sponsor, Representative Lynn Wachtmann, who also chairs the House Health Committee, where the bill will likely be heard. "Already, other states are looking to Ohio to lead the way and provide model legislation for them to pass in their states."
"There is excitement across the heartland for Ohio's new Heart Beat Bill! It is invigorating our troops who can't wait to take this giant leap toward protecting unborn babies from abortion," said Lori Viars, Director of Family First PAC, and Vice President of Warren County Right to Life. "Encourage your legislator at www.HeartBeatBill.com
The Press Conference room will be filled with shiny, red, heart-shaped balloons with personalized messages from the pro-life grassroots urging legislators to support of the Heartbeat bill. Those wishing to add their balloons of support to the nearly 4,000 balloons already being sent, can go to: www.HeartBeatBill.com
before Valentine's Day.