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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.

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)

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.