The event was dismissed as an absurd stunt by Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, the state wing of the country’s most powerful abortion rights group. She said:
Did these legislators really need to see a fetus in the committee room to know it has a heartbeat? The whole thing was absurd. It seemed like the members of the committee had no idea what an ultrasound looked like or ever heard of a fetal heart monitor before.
This is not the kind of information that women need to decide whether they are going to get an abortion.
No, let's keep the truth from these mothers so that the killing industry can continue.