The “heartbeat bill” was finally signed into law by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) Thursday after being vetoed twice by self-proclaimed pro-life former Governor John Kasich. The legislation will protect unborn babies at around six weeks gestation from abortion except when the life of the mother is at risk. Kasich had cited legal expenses as a reason for not signing previous versions of this legislation. Surprising no one, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is promising to sue. The bill joins similar bills in other states that promise court challenges in the coming months as a direct affront to Roe v. Wade.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Pro-lifers in Ohio are celebrating having a “real” pro-life representative in the governor’s mansion after Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, signed a so-called “heartbeat bill” into law on Thursday — legislation that was twice vetoed by allegedly pro-life former Governor John Kasich.
“The signing of this bill today is consistent with that respect for life and the imperative to protect those who cannot protect themselves,” DeWine said before signing the bill, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The legislation protects unborn babies with beating hearts, which can be detectable at around six weeks gestation, from the fatal procedure of abortion.
The bill, which includes an exception for the life of the mother, was introduced to the House on Tuesday and signed by the governor by 3:30 p.m. local time on Thursday.