Ohio Governor Signs Ban on Abortion After First Heartbeat

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Published on April 12, 2019 - Duration: 01:11s

Ohio Governor Signs Ban on Abortion After First Heartbeat

Ohio Governor Signs Ban on Abortion After First Heartbeat Republican Gov.

Mike DeWine signed the stringent abortion restriction into law on Thursday.

The signing of the "heartbeat bill" is considered a major victory for abortion opponents.

According to doctors, a fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as five weeks into pregnancy.

Dr. Michael Cackovic, OSU MC, via AP The law makes no exceptions for women who become pregnant because of rape or incest.

Mike DeWine, OH Governor, via AP DeWine's predecessor, Republican John Kasich, twice vetoed the measure because it was unconstitutional.

The ACLU of Ohio is already preparing a constitutional challenge to the law.

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