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Ohio Gov. Kasich faces choice on the budget's anti-abortion measures

Abortion-rights activists are pushing the governor to line-item veto restrictions added at the last minute to the state budget
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER



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Stacks petitions were placed outside Gov. John Kasich's Statehouse office, asking him to veto anti-abortion language in the state budget. Activists from both sides of the abortion debate gathered in Columbus after Republican lawmakers inserted the language Tuesday night.
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About 100 abortion rights activists stood on the Statehouse steps this morning to protest the abortion restrictions in the state budget, which will be voted on in the House and Senate today.
Pro-choice protesters chant, "Line item Veto!"

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The protesters, supporting NARAL/Pro-Choice Ohio and Planned Parenthood, want Gov. John Kasich to use his line-item veto to cross out those items.

They include a last-minute addition that would require doctors to inform a woman of the presence of a fetal heartbeat before performing the procedure.

As that group protested, a handful of anti-abortion demonstrators stood a hundred feet away, holding banners facing the pro-choice group.

After the rally, the abortion rights activists delivered 17,000 petitions to Kasich's Statehouse office, and stacked them up outside the doors when no one was available to receive them.

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