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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

(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. (Read more Down Syndrome stories.)

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