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Ohio governor signs 20-week abortion ban, vetoes 'heartbeat' measure


Ohio governor signs 20-week abortion ban, vetoes 'heartbeat' measure
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Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill that bans abortion in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but he vetoed a bill that would have made abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, stating that its provisions "are clearly contrary to the Supreme Court's current rulings on abortion."COLUMBUS – Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill that bans abortion in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but also vetoed a bill that would have made abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually at about the sixth week of pregnancy.The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, or SB 127, becomes law 90 days after the December 13 signing. It is the 18th anti-abortion measure Kasich has signed since becoming governor in 2011.Current Ohio law bans abortions after a fetus has begun its 20th week of gestation, unless a doctor determines that the fetus is not viable outside the womb.

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