Ohio Gov. John Kasich has closed half of the state's abortion clinics and Cincinnati is in serious danger of becoming the largest metro area in the country without abortion access at all. And now Kasich wants to finish the job.
Gov. John Kasich has signed legislation to strip government money from Planned Parenthood in Ohio.
The move from the Republican presidential candidate was expected, but he made it official Sunday. It comes a day after Kasich’s weak performance in South Carolina’s GOP presidential primary and a day before he heads to Virginia to campaign.
The bill targets roughly $1.3 million in funding that Planned Parenthood receives through Ohio’s health department. The money, which is mostly federal, supports initiatives for HIV testing, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and prevention of violence against women. The legislation prohibits such funds from going to entities that perform or promote abortions.
While the measure does not specifically name Planned Parenthood, that’s who backers say would be most affected.
Never mind that similar bills in Alabama and Mississippi were overturned, but hey, he's the great moderate hope who would beat that evil Clinton bitch, right?
And yet that's what the polls show, Kasich would have by far the best shot at beating Clinton.