OH pro-lifers turn to legislature after veto

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

medical heartbeat screenPro-life Ohioans are urging their legislators to override a veto by Gov. John Kasich.

Ohio legislators passed the so-called "heartbeat" bill, which would forbid abortions if the heartbeat of the preborn baby can be detected.

The bill landed on Kasich's desk earlier this week, along with a 20-week abortion ban, and the governor signed one and vetoed the other.

"Gov. John Kasich just betrayed life," says Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action. "He vetoed the heartbeat bill but the battle is not over."

Porter tells OneNewsNow two votes in the House of Representatives would provide a veto-proof majority. The state Senate is already "veto proof," she says.

Earlier this week, Porter and other pro-life activists were urging Ohio residents to call Kasich's office and urge him to sign both bills. When that effort was underway, Porter told OneNewsNow that the U.S. Supreme Court cited viability of the child when it legalized abortion. But advances in medicine show the heartbeat occurs much earlier, she said.

There is also hope, she says, that the "heartbeat" bill will reach the Supreme Court and pursuade the high court to reconsider Roe v. Wade.

In fact, Porter worked on the bill and says it was crafted to reach the high court, making passage into law a crucial step.

The second bill, which Kasich signed, is the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. It bars abortions at 20 weeks.

"At that point in pregnancy," explains Katie Franklin of Ohio Right to Life, "babies have pain receptors present throughout their entire body, so they can definitely feel the excruciating pain of an abortion." 

Franklin agrees that the long-term goal is to challenge Roe v. Wade and says Ohio pro-lifers are proud to be part of that effort. 


This story has been updated with comments from Katie Franklin, Ohio Right to Life.

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