Congressman Tim Ryan Calls on Governor Kasich to Veto Controversial Legislation That Bans Abortion After 20 Weeks in Ohio

Dec 9, 2016 Issues: Protecting Reproductive Health

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today calls on Governor John Kasich to veto the 20-week abortion ban passed by the Ohio legislature. This is the second time this week that Ryan has been forced to call on Governor Kasich to veto anti-choice legislation.

“I’m appalled that for the second time in two days I am forced to call on Governor Kasich to veto legislation that strips reproductive health rights away from Ohio women and families. The Republican-led Ohio legislature knows that these measures are unconstitutional. They know these bills will make it harder for Ohioans to get the coverage they need. Yet they continue to take away the rights of families across our great state, while giving the government the final say in important health care decisions. We need to trust women and families – not politicians – to make the best decisions for their lives.”

Yesterday Congressman Ryan called on Governor Kasich to veto controversial abortion legislation that bans abortion after six weeks in Ohio. Find the release here