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|The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a suit Wednesday challenging a law signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine that would ban abortions after a 'fetal heartbeat' is detected and criminalize doctors who perform them anyway. This would, in essence, end abortions after six weeks of gestation, a direct conflict with federal court decisions using 'viability' outside the womb as the cut-off point for when states can restrict abortions. Medical experts put viability at around 24 weeks, but 21 states have passed laws banning abortions after 20 weeks. Only two of those have been blocked in the courts.
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