Ohio House passes ‘heartbeat abortion’ ban, awaits Senate vote


The Ohio House passed the “heartbeat abortion” bill Thursday following a 60-35 vote.

The last time this bill passed, Gov. John Kasich vetoed it in December 2016.

Opponents of the bill are beyond concerned.

“This vote today could lead to the complete outlawing of abortion, not just here in Ohio, but across the country,” said Jamie Miracle, Naral Pro-Choice (Ohio).

The “heartbeat abortion” bill bans abortion in Ohio if a fetal heartbeat is detected. 

If the bill passes in the Senate, the only thing standing the way is Gov. Kasich.

However, Ohio lawmakers are ready to dismiss his authority.

“If he isn’t here with us on these issues, then we will as a chamber come together and override that veto,” said Rep. Christina Hagan, House District 50 (R).

Stay with 7News for updates. 

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