John Kasich appears to have lost all sense of priority after telling reporters that he will veto the “heartbeat bill” and “stand your ground” legislation. This follows his decision against a “heartbeat bill” in 2016 that would have banned abortions once a heartbeat was detected. Further, Kasich’s stance against Stand Your Ground only compounds his 1990s vote in favor of banning “assault weapons” as a member of the House of Representatives. Yet, Kasich still views himself as a strong presidential candidate going into 2020, arguing: “I mean, all options are on the table. And the question is, ultimately, can I have a very positive impact on the country?” We can save you the time, John. No.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On Monday, John Kasich, who has been trying desperately to remain on the national radar, took another step toward abandoning conservative principles, telling reporters he would veto both the “heartbeat bill” and “stand your ground” legislation.
Kasich already vetoed the “heartbeat bill” in 2016; it would have banned abortions once a baby’s heartbeat was detected, but he insisted that even if he signed the bill, it would later be overturned, asserting, “The State of Ohio will be the losing party in that lawsuit and will be forced to cover the legal fees for the pro-choice activists’ lawyers. Therefore, this veto is in the public interest.” The bill states, “If it has been determined that the unborn human individual the pregnant woman is carrying has a detectable fetal heartbeat, the physician who is to perform or induce the abortion shall comply with the informed consent requirements in section 2919.194 of the Revised Code in addition to complying with the informed consent requirements in divisions (B)(1), (2), (4), and (5) of this section.”