By one vote, Ohio Legislature fails to override Kasich veto of heartbeat bill

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In a heartbreaking loss, the Ohio Senate failed to reach the required votes to override Ohio Governor John Kasich’s veto of the “heartbeat bill.” House Bill 258 passed the House this morning in a 60-28 vote, but failed 19-13 by a single vote in the Senate, as it needed 20 votes to pass. The bill banning abortion once a baby’s heartbeat is detected will not go into law.

This comes just a week after Ohio governor John Kasich vetoed the heartbeat bill for the second time in two years. At the same time Kasich vetoed the heartbeat bill, he signed into law a bill banning D&E (dilation and evacuation) abortions. As Live Action News previously reported, “The legislation will also penalize doctors who break the new law and continue to commit these barbaric abortions.”

In a disturbing fashion, abortion advocates could be seen screaming and chanting at legislators as they walked in to take the vote on the heartbeat bill today.

After the Senate failed to override Kasich’s veto by one vote, Planned Parenthood staffers and observers erupted in thunderous applause in celebration of the deaths of our most innocent Americans, who will continue to be subjected to the inhumanity of abortion:

Despite today’s loss, we can be encouraged knowing that Ohio’s incoming governor, Mike DeWine, is staunchly pro-life and is much more likely to sign the heartbeat bill if presented again. “Mike DeWine is pro-life and firmly believes that life begins at conception. He believes that Roe v. Wade was incorrectly decided,” said a campaign spokesperson.

All hope is not lost. As Americans continue to learn the humanity of the preborn, and the barbarity of abortion, life-affirming legislation like Ohio’s will continue to be proposed.

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