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OH Dem tries to exempt black babies from anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill

Ohio Democrats are working hard to kill a bill that would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heart is detectable, including one who apparently values the life of black children less than those of other races.

Democratic state Rep. Janie Boyd attempted to attach Amendment 0291 to the so-called heartbeat bill approved by the Ohio legislature last Thursday, and it would have exempted African American children from the abortion protections, LifeNews reports.

The ranking minority member of the House Health Committee offered a lecture to lawmakers about slavery as a justification for urging them to support the exemption, which would have allowed African American women to continue to have abortions until the state’s current threshold of 20 weeks into pregnancy.

“I consider the slave trade and how black slaves were once treated like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves,” she said in remarks broadcast by The Ohio Channel.

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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