Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Kasich’s Decision to Sign Senate Bill 127

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to Gov. John Kasich signing into law a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, with no exception for rape or incest:

“With today’s decision, Governor Kasich has now signed into law 18 bills attacking a woman’s ability to make her own personal decision about whether or not to become a parent. There is no exception for a woman who has been raped or been the victim of incest. This is not moderate. This is not compassionate. Donald Trump said ‘there has to be some form of punishment’ for a woman who has an abortion. Today Kasich put Trump’s vision into law.”