Ohio Governor Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban, Vetoes 'Heartbeat Bill'
Gov. John Kasich is strongly against abortion and has previously signed several measures restricting abortion in the state.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a ban on abortions performed around six weeks of pregnancy or later. But he did sign into law a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Kasich is strongly against abortion and has previously signed several measures restricting abortion in the state.
"I hope they do repeal Roe v. Wade, and then, you know, it'll be up to the states to decide how they want to proceed," Kasich said earlier this year.
Even Ohio Right to Life agreed with Kasich's decision to veto the "heartbeat bill" on those grounds. The organization praised him for "embracing the strategic incremental approach."
Ohio will be the sixteenth state to enact a 20-week abortion ban. Courts blocked similar bans in two other states.
Ohio's law, which will take effect in 90 days, provides an exception if the life of the mother is at risk. It does not provide exceptions for severe fetal anomalies, rape or incest.
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