The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging an Ohio law that would ban most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine (R) signed a bill into law last month banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually occurs six weeks after a woman becomes pregnant. The law has no exemptions for rape or incest.
"Simply put, the Ohio law we're challenging today flies in the face of the Constitution," said Elizabeth Watson, staff attorney for the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project.
The ACLU of Ohio and Planned Parenthood joined the ACLU in filing the lawsuit.
--Updated at 11:35 a.m.