Lauretta Brown Dec 24, 2018
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) vetoed legislation Friday that would’ve banned abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat which is usually at around six weeks into a pregnancy.
Kasich identifies as pro-life but argued in his veto statement that the bill was likely unconstitutional and would result in a costly court battle for the state.
“As governor I have worked hard to strengthen Ohio’s protections for the sanctity of human life, and I have a deep respect for my fellow members of the pro-life community and their ongoing efforts in defense of unborn life,” he said. “However, the central provision of Sub. H.B. 258, that an abortion cannot be performed if a heartbeat has been detected in the unborn child, is contrary to the Supreme Court of the United States’ current rulings on abortion.
"The State of Ohio will be the losing party in that lawsuit and, as the losing party, the State of Ohio will be forced to pay hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to cover the legal fees for the pro-choice activists' lawyers," he said.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed a similar bill in May banning abortion after the heartbeat is detected. The measure has been blocked from enforcement while its constitutionality is being challenged by Planned Parenthood.
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My Take - This is a governor who bypassed the state legislature to impose Obamacare on Ohio citizens, which would have bankrupted the state, but his reason for vetoing this bill is he's concerned about spending too much money.
I've met Kasich and he suffers from a serious case of weird compounded by a massive infection of hubris. He delusionally believes the nation not only wants him to be President of the United States, but needs him to be President of the United States, and is considering a run in 2020. But he's done as a Republican, that means he has to change parties and become an Independent or a Democrat. If he's planning on becoming a Democrat that means he has to abandon his position on abortion entirely, and this might be the first step.
Dennis Kucinich was a lifelong Democrat, and an anti-abortion guy, until he ran for President, then he "evolved" his thinking and all of a sudden found the murder of the innocent unborn acceptable.
Kasich calls himself a " fellow member of the pro-life community" and has signed a ban on “dismemberment” abortion, a procedure known as dilation and evacuation where the unborn child is torn apart with forceps,"' but Kasich also says he can define conservatism as he sees fit in support of left-wing initiatives. Who knows when he will decide he can define being pro-life as he sees fit.