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New abortion Ohio law stirring up controversy

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Governor John Kasich is stirring up the abortion issue in Ohio. He just signed into law what pro-choice supporters are calling the most pro-life budget in history. 

The Ohio governor just lowered Planned Parenthood on the states funding list which could mean a loss of $1.4 million in federal funding.  

And what's even more controversial, a doctor in Ohio has to now look for a heartbeat and tell moms if their baby has one before an abortion.

Pro-life supporters call it a big win. 

"We think women should be able to hear and or hear the beating of the heart of their unborn child," said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life.

Its called the heartbeat informed consent requirement.

Planned Parenthood thinks the heartbeat consent should not be forced on anyone.  

"If a doctor is forced to provide information to a woman that she may decline to receive. Then that means she is receiving information that may not be medically relevant to her and trying to force her into a decision or shame her into a decision," said Celeste Ribbins of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. 

The governor signed the budget Sunday night and didn't stick around to answer any questions from the media. 

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