One pro-life bill survives, another does not, the Governor's pen
Today, two pro-life measures were placed on Governor Kasich's desk - the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.B. 172) and the Heartbeat Bill. The Ohio Christian Alliance supported both bills. While we are pleased that Ohio has joined other states in a 20-week abortion ban bill, we are greatly disappointed that the Heartbeat Bill was vetoed. OCA has supported the Heartbeat Bill since it was first introduced. The late Dr. Jack Willke, founder of Right to Life, stated that this legislation was needed at this time to advance the cause of life. There is discussion of a possible legislative override of the veto. If a veto override was to happen in the Ohio Legislature, it would need to be next week. Chances are slim to none of getting the entire General Assembly gathered in between the holidays. Many have already made plans for travel. There are enough votes in the Ohio Senate, and currently two votes short in the Ohio House. We will keep you updated. -OCA President Chris Long
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