Ohio's new Gov. Mike DeWine says he would sign a controversial anti-abortion bill, known as the "heartbeat bill," into law if it came to his desk.
DeWine said during a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday he would "absolutely" sign off on the legislation if lawmakers approved it.
If signed into law, the bill would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into pregnancy.
A similar bill in Iowa, the so-called "fetal heartbeat" law, was ruled unconstitutional on Tuesday.
Gov. DeWine says he knows that once he puts pen to paper, he'll face lawsuits. He told Hewitt: "Once it becomes law, Planned Parenthood is going to be in the next day, or that day, filing a lawsuit. But ultimately, this will work its way up to the United States Supreme Court. And they'll make that decision."
Correction: We have updated this story to make it clear that this bill has not been passed by the Ohio state legislature.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.