CNN: Ohio Gov. Kasich Signs into Law Ban on Abortion After 20 Weeks
Ohio governor bans abortions after 20 weeks while vetoing 'heartbeat' bill (CNN)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed a measure that would have outlawed abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected while approving a law that prevents them after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The vetoed proposal, commonly referred to as the "heartbeat bill," would have been the nation's strictest time-based legislation, banning abortions around six weeks.
But abortion rights advocates said the 20-week ban is troubling on its own, the latest abortion restriction passed under Kasich's watch.