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Heartbeat Bill

Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘Too Many Male Politicians’ Driving Abortion Debate

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) argued Wednesday that “too many” male lawmakers are driving anti-abortion legislation nationwide as the country faces what she described as an “all-out assault on women’s constitutional rights” aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade.

DES MOINES, IOWA - APRIL 17: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks to guests during a campaign event with Drake University Democrats at Papa Keno’s restaurant on April 17, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Gillibrand has campaign stops scheduled in the state through Friday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty …

Stacey Abrams: Georgia Fetal Heartbeat Bill Is ‘Evil’

Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the Georgia “fetal heartbeat” bill that would ban abortion as soon as a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat was “evil.”

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters at an election watch party on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Abrams and her opponent, Republican Brian Kemp, are in a tight race that is too close to call. A runoff for Georgia's governor is likely. (Photo …

Flipped Vote of Ohio GOP Senator Allowed Kasich Veto of Heartbeat Bill to Stand

Republican state Sen. Bill Beagle flipped his vote on the measure when it was time to vote on overriding the veto. Beagle had previously voted to pass the bill in committee and then again, later, when it was on the floor of the state Senate. Despite his previous votes in favor of the measure, however, he said it failed to meet his “higher standard” for overriding Kasich’s veto.

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Ohio Senate Fails to Override John Kasich Veto of Heartbeat Bill

Outgoing Gov. John Kasich has echoed the sentiments of Planned Parenthood and Democrats, referring to the “Heartbeat Bill” as unconstitutional. He has said he did not want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending the bill in court.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing November 10, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted the Cavaliers to honor their 2016 NBA championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)