Fetus Will "Testify" When Abortion Circus In Town

Abby Zimet

Showing a gift for unprecedented sensationalism, so-called right-to-lifers in Ohio have scheduled a nine-week fetus as a legislative witness on a bill that would outlaw abortions after a heartbeat can be detected - as early as 18 days. The pregnant woman, with her ultrasound projected, will appear in support of the Heartbeat Bill, viewed as a "frontal challenge" to Roe v. Wade. Faith2Action anti-abortion activists also plan to send heart-shaped red balloons to legislators. What's striking about their promotional video is the distorting language: Abortion is "discrimination against the young" and fighting it is "protecting children." Also: the word "woman" does not appear.


Never Miss a Beat.

Get our best delivered to your inbox.

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news outlet. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Share This Article