DNC Response to Ohio’s 20-Week Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON – Today Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law banning abortion after 20 weeks, without any exceptions for survivors of rape or incest. In response, the DNC released the following statement:

“Let’s call this law what it really is: an attempt to take away the constitutional rights of women and make abortion illegal. But in a year when Donald Trump said that women who get an abortion should be punished, it’s little surprise that Republican leaders have been emboldened to once again insert themselves between women and their doctors. Governor Kasich already has one of the most extreme anti-choice records of any governor in the country, having signed legislation that shut down half the abortion clinics in his state. With this law, he’s standing with Trump and endangering the health of women across his state once again. Democrats believe in a woman’s right to choose, and we will always fight any efforts to impose new laws that might infringe on this constitutionally-protected right.” –DNC Spokesperson Rachel Palermo