Ohio governor signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban into law
Apr 18, 2019 07:14 AM EDT
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Thursday a bill that bans abortions performed after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Named the "Human Rights Protection Act," the law bans abortions as early as five weeks, and is one of the most restrictive bills in the country. The law includes a provision allowing abortions to save the life of the mother, but it does not allow abortions in the case of rape or incest.