Another Potential Victory For The Unborn As Ohio Seeks To Outdo Texas
Ohio has made considerable political progression towards conservatism since the state voted for Obama in both his presidential bids, only to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 with as wide a margin as Texas. In recent years, the socially conservative working class of Ohio has abandoned the Democrat Party in substantial numbers as their permissive social morals and disdain for the traditional working class have become increasingly apparent and public. This shift has now come to its head as two Ohio State Representatives are seeking to outdo Texas in yet another regard.
According to The Epoch Times, Representatives Jena Powell, 27, and Thomas Hall, 26, introduced Ohio House Bill 480 into the Lower House of Ohio. To many, this represents a significant shift in political strategy on the part of younger Republicans, who seem to be increasingly wary of the attrition that older generations of Republican leaders have been pursuing for the last several decades, especially on social issues.
The bill is also known as the “2363 Act” which symbolizes the average number of abortions that were performed every day in 2017 in America alone. While the Texas law bans abortions where a heartbeat can be detected, this bill seeks to ban all abortions in a similar way seen with the Texas law, meaning that the main mechanism of enforcement would be from civil society who would file civil suits out of their own volition should they find those who are in violation of the law. Such a clause is believed to circumvent the legal precedent set by Roe vs. Wade because it bars local and state law enforcement personnel from initiating these legal pursuits.
Thus far, the Supreme Court will be convening this week to hear two lawsuits that were filed against Texas in conjunction with its new heartbeat law. Despite the supposed conservative majority in the Supreme Court, it has yet to decide whether to allow the cases to proceed as initiated or to prevent any clause of the law from being enforced during the litigation process.
Many in the conservative movement see the age of the two Ohio Representatives as a substantial indication of what the next generation of conservative lawmakers has installed for the country.