John Kasich is a has-been political character who failed a bid at the presidency.
He’s claimed to be “pro-life” his entire political career.
But he just revealed his true beliefs with this latest action.
The Ohio Senate just passed a bill that bans abortions on a baby with a detectable heartbeat.
The Heartbeat Bill (H.B. 258) passed the Senate after the Ohio House passed it with a sizeable majority.
But Governor Kasich has vowed to veto the bill. His excuse that “it would fail to survive a costly lawsuit,” left Planned Parenthood abortionists grinning from ear to ear.
Life Site News reports:
The vote follows the Ohio House’s vote last month to pass House Bill 258, which bans abortions on any preborn baby with a detectable heartbeat, except in cases of a “substantial and irreversible” physical threat to the mother. Any physician who violates the statute would face up to a year in prison. Preborn babies’ hearts finish forming around seven or eight weeks into pregnancy.
Cleveland.com reports that the Senate added two amendments to the bill, which will require the House to approve them before sending the bill to the governor’s desk. The first clarifies that the ultrasounds used to detect heartbeats don’t have to be administered transvaginally. Pro-abortion activists have falsely claimed in the past that other pro-life bills require transvaginal ultrasounds, calling them “invasive” and even akin to rape despite being commonly used by Planned Parenthood itself.
The other amendment would let the state medical board call an emergency meeting over any physician accused of violating the law, and decide whether to suspend or revoke his or her license without the lengthy wait for a criminal conviction.
Speaking out in support of the bill, state Sen. Peggy Lehner, a Republican and former Ohio Right to Life leader, recounted the sorrowful testimony of women who regretted their abortions. “I have never had a woman cry when she said she chose life. Not once. Not a single time,” she said, the Columbus Dispatch reports. “Because in our hearts we know this is a human life.”
In 2016, Kasich vetoed a similar Heartbeat Bill.
Kasich is trying to avoid blame for vetoing this life-saving Heartbeat Bill.
He points a finger at the courts, but sadly won’t even give it an opportunity to reach the courts.
Instead he chose to wave the white flag of surrender at the very moment pro-lifers could have scored a big victory.
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