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Dewine Says He Would Sign “Heartbeat Bill” and Let the 6th Circuit Work it Out


OHIO -Governor DeWine says he would sign the “Heartbeat Bill” that previous Govenor Kasich vetoed a month ago. In a radio interview on the Christian Radio Show Hugh Hewitt Governor DeWine said we may be in a fight against Planned Parenthood with a lawsuit and it would most likely end up in Supreme Court and they will have to make that decision.

The Ohio House recently voted 60-28 to approve the so-called “Heartbeat bill” that was vetoed by Governor Kaisch earlier in the year. The bill would have banned abortions after the fetal heartbeat was detected, pushing the ban to as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Changes were made to the bill after the veto, adding exemptions for rape and incest as well as provisions for emergency contraception. However, the changes weren’t enough to win Kaisch’s approval, nor the Senate votes to override the veto, with the bill failing 19-13 – one vote shy of the number needed to approve the bill.

Kasich stated in response to the veto that the law was counter to current SOCTUS rulings, and would likely be the target of lawsuits.

Ohio House has recently filed another Heartbeat Bill and is awaiting vote soon.