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Stop Ohio's Heart Beat Bill

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Ohio's Heart Beat Bill is dangerous to Rape Survivors! In the State of Ohio, without prosecution, a rapist has parental rights. The prosecution rate in cases of rape are extremely low, compared to the amount of reports. In Cleveland alone, only 1/3 of rape cases result in a conviction. Most rape cases are "he said she said" and with Victim Blaming rampant, it is hard to get a conviction.

This means that in order for a Rape Survivor to give the child conceived during rape up for adoption, her rapist must sign off on it. This also means if she keeps this child, her rapist can fight for custody, visitation or if he is granted custody, the Rape Survivor will have to pay him child support. This bill does not allow Rape Survivors the right to an abortion. This limits the choices they have, and will force them to be exposed to their rapist for 18 years, further harming their Mental Health. This is not good for Survivors or their children. 

Please stand with Rape Survivors in Ohio to get this bill stopped, and allow Survivors to make the best decision for themselves. 

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