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Proposed new regulations on abortion could be among the first measures that lawmakers will see in this new General Assembly. First up is a ban on abortion after 20 weeks. Right now, Ohio law bans abortion after viability is determined – somewhere between 20 and 24 weeks. But Ohio Right to Life president Mike Gonidakis says activists want the ban set at 20 weeks, when they say a fetus feels pain. “Ohio Right to Life has been very transparent in its approach – that we believe in the incremental approach," Gonidakis says.