Ohio senators introduce their own version of heartbeat bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in both chambers of the Ohio Legislature are now pushing measures to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Sen. Kristina Roegner introduced a version of the so-called heartbeat bill Tuesday, a day after fellow Republicans in the House submitted theirs.

Similar measures approved by lawmakers were twice vetoed by former GOP Gov. John Kasich, but new Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says he'd sign it.

It would be among the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation.