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Radio host Dr. James Dobson, called Ohio Gov. John Kasich's veto of the "Heartbeat Bill" a "shameful action," on Wednesday.
"I join with millions of evangelicals and Catholics in condemning Gov. John Kasich's veto of the bill. This was a cowardice and shameful action," Dobson wrote on his website.
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The "Heartbeat Bill," named for a measure that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected, would have also banned abortions performed after six weeks. Kasich did accept a new regulation that would make abortions performed after 20 weeks a fourth-degree felony for the doctor. Kasich defended his decision by citing the current ruling of the Supreme Court on abortion.
"Such a defeat invites additional challenges to Ohio's strong legal protections for unborn life," he wrote in his veto message, according to CNN."Therefore, this veto is in the public interest."
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Dobson disagreed with Kasich's defense, arguing that "signing the bill would have been the constitutionally correct thing to do;...
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