With abortion back in the headlines after the comments by Donald Trump this week, some outside of Ohio may be surprised to learn just how conservative Gov John Kasich is on the abortion issue. Here is a paragraph from my book Front Row Seat at the Circus.

From Chapter “A Lifetime In Politics”

Where Kasich shows no signs of being a maverick, however, is on his conservative views on social issues. For instance, during his first five years as governor, Kasich signed some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. One bans all abortions after a fetus is deemed viable outside the womb. Another requires women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to the fetal heartbeat before an abortion. Kasich’s anti-abortion position even extends to the controversial “Heartbeat bill”, which he has called “reasonable” even though Ohio Right to Life—the official anti-abortion organization in the state—didn’t endorse it, worried about its constitutionality. An attempt by Kasich and his Republican allies at the statehouse to squeeze all abortion clinics in Ohio out of existence is working at a record pace, the number falling by half, from sixteen to eight, since 2011.

Read More at: Front Row Seat at the Circus.

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