Gov. John Kasich Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Into Law, Vetoes ‘Heartbeat’ Bill

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law Tuesday that will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Ohio.

However, Kasich vetoed a bill that would have prohibited abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat – as early as six weeks.

Fox News reports Kasich, who identifies himself as pro-life, chose to sign the 20-week ban that is already similar to those 15 other states have enacted.

Plans are underway by national pro-life leaders to utilize the energy from Donald Trump’s win to push for new anti-abortion legislation in 2017. One such pro-life group, Americans United for Life (AUL), released a new report Tuesday that exposes hundreds of health and safety violations in abortion clinics across the nation.

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