by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/28/18, 12:46 pm
An Ohio bill protecting unborn babies with a detectable heartbeat failed Thursday after Senate Republicans came just one vote short of the 20 needed to override Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the measure. The outgoing Republican governor has vetoed the same bill twice in the last two years, arguing it would be declared unconstitutional. The Senate voted 19-13 to override Kasich’s veto of the bill, which would have protected babies as early as six weeks’ gestation. The Ohio House earlier successfully overruled the veto with exactly the 60 votes required.