COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- A controversial bill that would prohibit abortions in Ohio if a fetal heartbeat is detected is making a comeback in Ohio.
The so-called Heartbeat Bill flat lined in the Ohio General Assembly's last session. while the Ohio House passed the measure the Senate did not bring the bill to the floor for a vote.
"I just think this is something that we need to continually pursue," said Rep. Christina Hagan, a Republican from Alliance who plans to re-introduce the bill.
She is working on gathering co-sponsors for the measure that fractured the pro-life movement in the state.
Ohio Right to Life opposed the bill saying it would most certainly be tied up in court and eventually struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. That opposition led to several local groups breaking off and forming their own anti-abortion organization.
Hagan says this new version will be different in some ways from the original bill. She wouldn't give details ahead of a planned news conference, but noted some of the items in the original bill were included in the new state budget and didn't need to be in this version of the bill.
"It certainly is a personal passion of mine and I'm thankful for being able to work on it and saving the lives of the unborn," she said.