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Watch Samantha Bee Blast Ohio’s Anti-Abortion ‘Heartbeat Bill’

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Samantha Bee took a look at Ohio’s new ‘Heartbeat Bill’ on Monday’s episode of Full Frontal, and the late night commentator did not hold back in her stinging verdict on the anti-abortion legislation.

Last week the Ohio legislature approved a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually occurs around six weeks after conception. After reflecting on Trump’s possible picks for his cabinet and recent comments on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, Bee blasted the legislation, expressing disbelief at the time period of six weeks. “At six weeks most women won’t even know they’re pregnant!” Bee said. “Especially now, since every time we wake up and realise Trump is president, we all have morning sickness.”

The bill now goes to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has not yet said whether he will sign the bill. “Even John Kasich thinks it sounds unconstitutional,” Bee said, referring to the governor’s past opposition of the measure despite his anti-abortion stance. “And this is a man who puts his signature and countless condiment stains on every anti-abortion bill that lands on his desk.”

Bee said that Ohio’s new legislation, as well as the Texas fetal burial law, constituted “assaults on legal abortion”. “Overturning Roe has always been the pro-lifer’s wet dream,” she said, “and the way things are going, it’s a wet dream that may soon be required by law to have a full and dignified burial.”


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