Ohio Gov. John Kasich again deployed his veto pen Friday afternoon, killing one bill passed by fellow Republicans to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected and derailing another to grant lawmakers and other elected officials annual pay raises over the next decade.

Kasich signed a bill to ban the dilation-and-evacuation procedure, the most commonly used method to end second-trimester pregnancies after 12 weeks. Current state law prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

(he measure is likely to face challenge in the courts from abortion-rights supporters. Lawsuits have blocked similar laws in seven other states from taking effect. A physician who uses the method would face up to 18 months in prison. It contains no exceptions for rape or incest.

The vetoes by the outgoing two-term Republican governor set up an awaited showdown with the General Assembly next week. Lawmakers in both chambers will convene for a rare post-Christmas session as ruling Republicans vote on attempts to override Kasich’s vetoes, including a pro-gun bill, and revive the bills into law.

Given the votes by which it passed, it appears unlikely Kasich’s “heartbeat” veto can be overcome. The House and Senate are better positioned to set aside the governor’s vetoes of the pay raise and gun bills when they meet on Dec. 27.

While he has signed 20 abortion restrictions into law since 2011, including one banning abortions after 20 weeks, Kasich also vetoed a “heartbeat” bill in late 2016. He contended the restriction — which would ban abortions after six to seven weeks of pregnancy — was unconstitutional and would prompt an expensive and losing legal battle.

However, abortion opponents view any court challenge to an enacted measure as an opportunity to advance a case to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of banning abortion with the addition of two Donald Trump-nominated conservatives as justices.

If GOP lawmakers, and a few Democrats, cannot override Kasich’s veto of the “heartbeat” bill, they can return next year in the new session to pass the measure, which Republican Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has said he would sign into law.

After saying he opposed the practice of lawmakers granting themselves and others pay raises in a lame-duck session, Kasich nixed the bill to give legislators and statewide elected officials a 26-percent pay raise over 10 years. The bill also would grant 1.75 percent annual raises over a decade to county and township elected officials. Some who have not had raises since 2008 would see larger pay increases.

The pay raise was tacked into a bill that contains a widely supported provision to extend longer and bigger benefits to the survivors of Ohio police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. Sen. Jay Hottinger, R-Newark, was upset his bill, and the pay raise, was vetoed by the former presidential candidate. “Too bad he couldn’t support electeds who worked during his 4 yrs MIA,” Hottinger tweeted.

Because it has an emergency clause, meaning it takes effect immediately instead of after 90 days, it would take a two-thirds vote in each chamber to override the veto. That shouldn’t be a problem if enough members show up – the bill passed the Senate 26-5, and one or two of the members who voted against it, including Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, could vote to override. The House passed it 68-21, only two votes more than needed to override, but 10 members didn’t vote.

Asked how many lawmakers will return after Christmas, Obhof said, “I expect attendance to be pretty close to normal. When I said we might have to come in the week between Christmas and New Year’s, nobody flinched.”

An override of the heartbeat bill is less likely. The bill passed the House 53-32, seven votes short of the three-fifths margin needed for an override. However, eight Republicans didn’t cast votes. The Senate passed it 18-13, two short of the override threshold. One new Republican could be added to that total, but getting to 20 would be difficult.

Earlier this week, Kasich vetoed a gun bill that included a provision shifting the burden of proof in self-defense cases from the defendant to prosecutors. The override of that bill would have to start in the House, but, Obhof said, if it makes it to his chamber, an override vote is likely. He noted the bill passed with 19 votes, but one “yes” vote was not in attendance.

“We, at least theoretically, have the votes to override,” Obhof said. “My anticipation is we will attempt to, but if not, we’ll be back in two weeks to get sworn in again, and you will see all those issues again, and they will move through this chamber expeditiously.”

Kasich cited “rotten, stinking” politics in the refusal of Republican lawmakers to pass measures he sought to reduce gun violence, including a “red flag” law to allow judges to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person shown to be a danger to himself or others. Ohio’s gun deaths have reached a record high.