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Many Ohio Senators Returning Anti-Abortion Bears

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

It's a bill that could give Ohio the nation's strictest abortion limit and supporters of that bill are showing state senators why that bill should get through the Senate.

Bill supporters have given state senators bears that produce a heartbeat sound when squeezed.

The bears were sent by many children in a push by Ohio Pro Life Action to get the bill through the Senate.

Now, state senators who received the bears are planning to return them.

The proposal would outlaw abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat - sometimes as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

It cleared the Ohio House in June.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that, because legislators must report gifts of more than $25 on financial-disclosure forms, many prefer not to accept such gifts.

Ohio Pro Life Action says senators wanting to return the $33.33 bears should instead give them to a crisis pregnancy center.

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