Veto Override On Ohio 'Heartbeat Bill' Fails In Ohio Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An attempted override of Governor John Kasich's veto of a controversial abortion bill failed Thursday in the Ohio Senate. 

WTOL 11 reports the Ohio House did pass an override of Kasich's veto of House Bill 258, also known as the "Heartbeat Bill". The Republican-controlled House voted 60-28 to override. 

The measure then passed to the Senate, where the vote was 19-13 in favor of override. Twenty votes are required in the Senate for an override, so the measure will not become law. 

It is the second time that Governor Kasich has vetoed a version of the bill, which would have banned abortions in Ohio as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Governor has cited anticipated lawsuits as his reasoning for issuing his veto.

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