Ohio Governor Bans Common Abortion Practice While Vetoing “Heartbeat” Bill
The new law bans the dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedure and imposes tight restrictions with little exception. Cases of rape or incest are not cause for leniency. The only exception to the law is if the mother’s life is proven to be at risk, reports
CNN. Abortion providers in Ohio — which have decreased from 16 to seven clinics since Kasich took office in 2010 — could face fourth-degree felony charges, including prison time and fines, should they defy the ban. According to
The Hill, this procedure constitutes
95% of second-trimester abortions.