By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Supporters of a strict abortion bill in Ohio are targeting Republican state senators in a mail campaign, claiming they have failed to keep their word.

The so-called heartbeat bill would effectively ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat - as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

The measure met its demise in 2012 after the Senate’s GOP leader, who has since retired, blocked it from a vote. The idea was re-introduced in the Republican-controlled House in August, where it has not had a vote.

The group Faith2Action is mailing postcards to residents suggesting the lawmakers are “Republican in name only.”

The organization’s president Janet Folger Porter says certain actions of anti-abortion senators are far from their words. She says several thousand postcards will go to districts beginning this week.

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