Ohio Governor John Kasich Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban, Vetoes Controversial ‘Heartbeat Bill’

Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed the controversial “Heartbeat Bill,” an anti-abortion measure that would outlaw pregnancy as soon as a fetus’s heartbeat can be detected, which usually occurs about six weeks after conception.

The bill was passed by Ohio lawmakers last week, but it was up to Kasich to ultimately pass or veto the new measure. If passed, it would have become the most restrictive time-based abortion bill in the nation.

According to the Columbus DispatchKasich had...

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