Democrat Lawmaker Tries to Exempt Black Babies from Legislation That Bans Killing Babies with Detectable Heartbeats

Ohio made everyone who believes in protecting life proud the other day when Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill making it against the law to kill babies in the womb with detectable heartbeats.

Years ago, this was common sense. Now it’s “controversial” thanks to the abortion on demand crowd on the left.

Democrats in Ohio did everything they can to stop the bill from passing by proposing a variety of amendments meant to weaken the legislation.

One Democrat’s proposal is one of the most despicable things you’ll ever see.

From Life News:

Abortion advocates tried unsuccessfully to weaken Ohio’s heartbeat bill with a series of amendments this week, including one that would have allowed only African American unborn babies to be aborted.

The heartbeat bill passed the state legislature Thursday. It would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy, in Ohio. Because many women do not even know they are pregnant at this early stage, the legislation could protect almost all unborn babies in Ohio if it goes into effect.

But if Democratic state Rep. Janine Boyd had her way, the bill also would have given an exemption to African American women to abort their unborn babies for any reason up to the state’s current abortion limit, 20 weeks.

On Tuesday during a state House Health Committee meeting, she proposed Amendment 0291 to add the exemption.

Boyd likened restrictions on abortion to slavery as she urged her fellow lawmakers to support the measure. Watch her remarks on The Ohio Channel, starting at minute 51:45.

“Black slaves were once treated like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves,” she said. “Our country is not far enough beyond our history to legislate as if it is.”

Doesn’t get much more vile than that.

Luckily, she’s on the wrong side of history and Ohio is moving forward the right way with or without her.