Ohio Cracks Down on Late-Term Abortions

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Wednesday limiting a woman's access to abortion if the fetus could survive outside the womb.
    
The measure requires women who are more than 20-weeks pregnant to have a doctor test their baby's viability. If the test yields a positive result, performing an abortion would then be illegal.
    
The bill contains no exceptions for the health or life of the mother. Pro-choice groups are calling the new bill dangerous for women.
 
"When a pregnancy endangers a woman's health, or there are serious complications, politicians shouldn't interfere," said Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

Pro-life advocates begged to differ.

"By signing this critical pro-life legislation, Governor Kasich demonstrated to all Ohioans that the health and welfare of mothers and their unborn children are of paramount importance to the state of Ohio," Mike Gonidakis, executive director of Ohio Right to Life, said in a statement.

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