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How The ‘Godmother’ Of The Heartbeat Abortion Law Alienated Everyone In Ohio — And Still Won

OHIO STATE HOUSE, COLUMBUS, OHIO, UNITED STATES - 2018/12/12: A protester seen holding a coat hanger which is an emblem of the pro-choice movement during a protest against the controversial Heartbeat Bill or HB258, which bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill would make it much more difficult for women to seek an abortion in the state of Ohio. The bill was passed by members of the Ohio Senate with a vote of 18-13. Outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich has said he would veto any such bill should it be passed by the Senate. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
OHIO STATE HOUSE, COLUMBUS, OHIO, UNITED STATES - 2018/12/12: A protester seen holding a coat hanger which is an emblem of the pro-choice movement during a protest against the controversial Heartbeat Bill or HB258, w... OHIO STATE HOUSE, COLUMBUS, OHIO, UNITED STATES - 2018/12/12: A protester seen holding a coat hanger which is an emblem of the pro-choice movement during a protest against the controversial Heartbeat Bill or HB258, which bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill would make it much more difficult for women to seek an abortion in the state of Ohio. The bill was passed by members of the Ohio Senate with a vote of 18-13. Outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich has said he would veto any such bill should it be passed by the Senate. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 23, 2019 7:10 a.m.

After the Sisyphean disappointment of the Obama years, anti-abortion advocates are now swiftly making headway toward their long-hungered-for objective of overturning Roe v. Wade. 

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