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Gov. Kasich mulls abortion bills

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The Ohio House passed what could be the nation's shortest window for abortions.

While one proposal would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation another piece of legislation, the so called Heartbeat bill, would ban abortions after the first heartbeat is detected, which is normally at six weeks.

Attorney Matthew Mangino says he doesn't think either bill will pass constitutional muster. "Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood, a case out of PA with Governor Bob Casey, both seem to indicate that neither of these are constitutional," said Mangino.

So why are Ohio republican lawmakers trying to pass legislation that wouldn't hold up to supreme court rulings?
Mangino says it's all about Trump.

President elect Trump has already said he wants a pro-life judge in the supreme court and that he wants to reverse Roe v. Wade.

"The only thing that has made it successful now is the idea that there will be one new justice during Trump's term and there may be more because there are elderly members of the U.S. Supreme Court," said Mangino. 

The ACLU of Ohio has already said it would challenge the new proposed law.

Governor Kasich has not stated where he stands on this issue yet.  In the past he has stated he was pro-life with the exceptions of rape, incest and the health of the mother. He has ten days to sign or veto the bill. 

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