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Protestors Demonstrate Against "Heartbeat Bill", 20 Week Abortion Ban Awaiting Governor's Signature

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Karen Kasler
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Abortion rights protestors demonstrate at the Statehouse.

About 50 activists demonstrated around the Statehouse yesterday, hoping to send a message to Gov. John Kasich about two newly passed abortion bans.

Protestors have been calling for Kasich to veto the provisions of the so-called Heartbeat Bill, which would ban abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat, usually around six weeks into a pregnancy. And they’re hoping Kasich might veto a 20 week abortion ban, but that seems less likely. Kasich has 10 days to either sign the bans or veto them from the time he receives them, which could be sometime this week.

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