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Ohio GOP Fails to Pass “Heartbeat Bill” But Kasich Signs Bill Banning D&E Abortions

HeadlineDec 28, 2018

In Ohio, Republican state legislators failed to muster enough votes to pass the ultra-restrictive abortion law known as the heartbeat bill by overriding outgoing Republican Governor John Kasich’s veto of the bill last week. Kasich, who has signed over 20 anti-abortion bills while in office, argued the legislation would be considered unconstitutional. The heartbeat bill would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is heard, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Last week, Kasich signed a bill banning dilation and evacuation—the most commonly used abortion method in the second trimester.

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