It’s been a long time since pro-lifers had anything to dance about. But hold onto your dancing shoes – Ohio State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann is introducing the “Heartbeat Bill,” which will protect babies beginning with their first heartbeat! And not only are pro-lifers happy about it, there will be more than 20,000 babies a year whose hearts will continue to beat because of it. Pro-life pioneer Dr. John “Jack” Willke estimates it will save 95 percent of the babies who would otherwise be aborted!

One skeptic asked me how we planned to get such a bill through the committee. Prime sponsor Rep. Wachtmann also happens to be the chairman of the committee hearing it. But how are we going to get it through the House, you ask? Already more than one-third of the Ohio House has agreed to cosponsor the “Heartbeat Bill” –and we’re just getting started!

I’ve never seen anything like it before. I’ve lobbied for a lot of bills, but I have never seen such support of any bill as I have this one! One legislator said, “I was wondering if I should support the other efforts since they didn’t do enough. Finally a bill we can get excited about!”

As I told that legislator, I’m for supporting all those other bills – any protection is better than what we have now.

But the “Heartbeat Bill,” when passed, will be the most protective law in the nation. It is our best chance to protect the most children, and there’s an easy way you can help. Help fill the Ohio Statehouse by sending heart-shaped red balloons to some or all 99 Ohio state reps! We hope to deliver hundreds of heart-shaped, red balloons to each representative in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day (when the “Heartbeat Bill” will be introduced by Chairman Wachtmann).

Watch the music video with the happy, dancing babies (in utero and out), and join the campaign that makes protecting babies fun. This bill will not only warm your heart, but it just might make you dance! Be sure to see the music video (a parody to that ’80s song “99 Red Balloons”). The new words are below.

Also, please help us by forwarding this to every pro-lifer you know around the nation – because this is the catalyst that will protect babies across the country. Already, states are lining up to get a copy of the Heartbeat Bill to pass in their state. Please post the link: to Facebook, blogs and news sites.

To those who say “it’s not the right time” to protect babies, after 38 years of killing, we simply aren’t going to wait any longer! The time to act is NOW. Ohio has the opportunity to make history again; when the Heartbeat Bill passes, our children’s beating hearts will no longer be forcefully and brutally broken.

Here are the words so you can sing along to the music video:

    Some time ago, we don’t know why

    The court ruled

    to make babies cry

    But now we can stop their decree

    And protect children like me

    When they hear our hearts, they’ll care

    Send the message

    “Someone’s in there!”

    Show them that we are alive

    with 99 red heart balloons for life!

    99 red heart balloons

    Floating in the winter sky

    Wouldn’t it be really neat?

    To protect us from

    our first heartbeat?

    Ohio babies spring to life

    Opens up one eager eye

    Focusing it on the sky

    Where 99 red heart balloons go by

    99 on High Street

    Where 99 State Reps meet

    The heartless worry, we must scurry

    Call the troops out in a hurry

    This is what we’ve waited for

    This is it boys, win the war!

    The governor is on the line

    As 99 red heart balloons go by

    Now you can be a voice for me

    And send them something they will see

    You can be a super-hero

    Have a heart – don’t let them kill!

    Help us pass the Heartbeat Bill

    Come on now, give it a try

    Our delivery’s drawing nigh

    As 99 red heart balloons go by

    As 99 red heart balloons go by

    Will you be a voice for me?

    And help us make history?

    When we defeat the heartless ones,

    I’ll give you lots and lots of hugs

    Then it will be really great

    To protect kids in your state

    So please send a red balloon

    Think of me, please don’t say no!

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