Kasich Says He'd Sign Down Syndrome Abortion Ban 'Of course I would sign that,' says GOP presidential contender By Brownie Marie, Newser Staff Posted Sep 21, 2015 8:25 AM CDT 177 comments Comments Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to reporters following an Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security national security forum, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) (Newser) – Ohio is hoping to do what South Dakota, Indiana, and Missouri failed achieve last year: pass legislation that would ban abortions performed because the baby would have Down syndrome. Gov. John Kasich had remained mum on whether he would sign such a bill—until yesterday, when he fairly forcefully said he'd do so on CNN's State of the Union. "I would sign it, yes," he said. "Look, I'm a governor. I’m a CEO. I have to have a hand steady on the wheel. But in this case, I'm more than glad to say that of course I would sign that." The bill is up for a vote next month.