COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed for the second time a bill that would have prevented babies with beating hearts from being aborted.
Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate, touted his allegedly “pro-life” views as he explained his veto.
“As governor, I have worked hard to strengthen Ohio’s protections for the sanctity of human life, and I have a deep respect for my fellow members of the pro-life community and their ongoing efforts in defense of unborn life,” said Kasich. “However, the central provision of Sub. H.B. 258, that an abortion cannot be performed if a heartbeat has been detected in the unborn child, is contrary to the Supreme Court of the United States’ current rulings on abortion.”
On the same day he vetoed the bill, which would have made Ohio the safest state in the country for pre-born children, Kasich signed a ban on dismemberment abortions. The move is reminiscent of his veto of the 2016 heartbeat bill, which he did the same time he signed a 20-week abortion ban into law.
Babies’ hearts finish forming around seven weeks into pregnancy;
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