Ohio is preparing to introduce the nation's most protective abortion law. The "Heartbeat Bill" would proscribe abortions after a child's heartbeat is detected - as early as 18 days after conception.
Pro-life advocates likely have the votes in the legislature, but even the executive director of Ohio Right to Life concedes the law is outside the allowance of judicial ruling on abortion rights and will not likely survive a constitutional challenge.
In light of renewed calls from the left for nearly unlimited congressional regulatory power in order to justify Obamacare, it is revealing that the left also believes Congress to be nearly without power to regulate abortion. Constitutional law is not intended as a results-oriented exercise in social engineering. Democracy is results-oriented - and hence separate judicial and legislative branches of government. Abortion continues to be a glaring hypocrisy in the pseudo-jurisprudence of the left.