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State Lawmakers Fail To Override Veto Of "Heartbeat Bill"

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Senate lawmakers hoping to give the state one of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation fell one vote short of overriding the governor's veto yesterday. 

The bill would have banned abortions once the first fetal heartbeat is detected. Term-limited Republican Governor John Kasich had said in his veto message the bill is unconstitutional.     The Ohio House voted to override the veto. The following Senate vote was 19-13, short of the 20 votes needed for an override. Kasich vetoed similar legislation in 2016.

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