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Activist behind anti-abortion heartbeat bill not at signing


Added 04-16-19 10:22:02am EST - “One of the nation's fiercest advocates for banning abortions at the first detectable heartbeat was missing when Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into Ohio law.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Activist behind anti-abortion heartbeat bill not at signing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - One of the nation’s fiercest advocates for banning abortions at the first detectable heartbeat was missing when Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into Ohio law.

Legislative leaders, bill sponsors, pastors, pregnancy center operators and members of Ohio Right to Life - the state’s leading anti-abortion group - attended Thursday’s bill signing.

Absent was anti-abortion activist Janet Folger Porter, founder and president of Faith2Action, the group she used to originate and champion the heartbeat legislation for a decade.

“Being disinvited to the bill signing by the governor, it stung. But I’m keeping my eye on the big picture,” Porter said. “And the whole point of the last 10 years of my life was to bring the killing to an end.”

DeWine invited nearly 30 others into the room for the signing - and used and handed out nearly as many souvenir pens. At a distance from what should have been her crowning moment, Porter declared “VICTORY!” in one of her signature hyperbolic emails.

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