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Ohio Gov. John Kasich answers questions from members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, after attending a ceremony on the South Lawn where President Barack Obama honored the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Ohio Republicans say they passed the 'heartbeat' abortion bill because Trump was elected


Ohio Republicans have passed the 'heartbeat' abortion bill, which is one of the nation's strictest, time-based abortion laws in the nation, reports CNN. 

The law bans abortions from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected, which is usually audible around six weeks into a pregnancy. 

State legislators thought about the bill in years prior, but it had never passed the Senate. But, emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, they have finally pulled the trigger. 

 The bill also would prohibit abortions even in cases of rape or incest.

"One, a new President, new Supreme Court justice appointees change the dynamic, and that there was a consensus in our caucus to move forward," said Ohio Senate President Keith Faber. 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich now has 10 days to decide if he wants to veto the measure or not. If he does sign the bill, the new law would go into effect early next year.

The American Civil Liberties Union promised a legal challenge  if the law passes. 

Many on social media are upset with the passing of the bill. 

Some online have also pointed out the bill's puzzling nature.

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