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Anti-abortion activist center stage in Ohio fight

Anti-abortion activist Janet Folger Porter is front and center in the fight over an Ohio bill that would place the strictest limits in the nation on the procedure.

The native Ohioan is no stranger to the spotlight. Porter is articulate and persistent, often to the frustration of her opponents.

On Tuesday, her organization Faith2Action is staging a statehouse rally promoting the so-called Heartbeat Bill, timed to the fall return of the Ohio Senate. The legislation would outlaw most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat, which can be six weeks or earlier into pregnancy.

The bill was initially considered a long shot. It's opposed by abortion-rights groups and not supported by Ohio Right to Life, which questions its constitutionality. Largely through Porter's efforts and connections, it cleared the Ohio House in June.

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