Kasich Could Gain In Polls By Following Walker & Perry, Defunding Planned Parenthood

Co-written by Nick and Rachel

As we all know, Ohio Governor John Kasich formally entered the race for the GOP nomination last Tuesday.

Some have criticized his late entry into the race, and he hasn’t reached more than 2% support in any national polls. Fox is hosting the first debate of the cycle in just a couple of weeks and at this point, Kasich might not qualify to appear in the debate in his own home state.

He needs a bump in the polls to get on stage, and fast. We here at 3BP may just be bit players, but we have a suggestion that, if Kasich does it, would grab headlines and some good will among the national GOP base.

Kasich should emulate a policy that has been enacted by fellow candidate Scott Walker and announce that he is pursuing the immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood in Ohio.

We’ve all been disgusted by the actions of top Planned Parenthood directors as they cavalierly discuss how they alter their killing methods to safely harvest and sell off the organs of aborted babies. Just today, another video was released. It shows Planned Parenthood officials picking apart baby parts in a pie plate and discussing prices.

Another 2016 candidate, former Texas Governor Rick Perry also cut off funds for Planned Parenthood in his state.

Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood received $1.3 million in state funds in Ohio in fiscal year 2014.

This move would make sense for Kasich in several ways. First, he is steadfastly pro-life and has already enacted other pro-life reforms in Ohio.

Further, Kasich talks often of his faith and how it guides his decision making, such as the one to expand Medicaid in Ohio. It seems natural that that faith would also include protecting the most defenseless and innocent among us by stopping the flow of tax dollars to the largest abortion firm in the nation.

Defending the unborn and sparing taxpayers from funding the atrocity that is Planned Parenthood would be a feather in the cap when one gets to the pearly gates, after all.

Democrats are always quick to point out that Planned Parenthood provides other services to women, and that’s what the tax dollars are for. But in light of these stomach turning videos, it is now clear that states need to find other ways of providing services to low-income women if they choose to do so. Planned Parenthood has always been tainted with abortion, and now we know they have been selling aborted babies’ organs.

If Democrats truly cared about providing non-abortion services to women, they’d offer alternative providers. But in truth, Democrats actually love abortion, and they also love all of the campaign donations that Planned Parenthood sends their way.

Fortunately for Kasich, his party controls Ohio’s legislature. If he were to ask for a bill to cut Ohio tax dollars from Planned Parenthood, he’d get it passed and on his desk to sign in short time.

He has an opportunity here to send a message and make a statement for himself as well. I hope he takes advantage of it.

Defund Planned Parenthood.


Author: Nick

I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.

3 thoughts on “Kasich Could Gain In Polls By Following Walker & Perry, Defunding Planned Parenthood”

  1. “Fortunately for Kasich, his party controls Ohio’s legislature. If he were to ask for a bill to cut Ohio tax dollars from Planned Parenthood, he’d get it passed and on his desk to sign in short time.”

    What an excellent plus point!

    But let’s not anyone hold their breath waiting for our Governor Kasich’s faith that guides his decision making to kick in on this.

    Piously approving Medicaid in Ohio on moral grounds is one thing — a “progressive thing”.

    But coming down on Planned Parenthood in Ohio is a horse of a different color because THAT would be a “conservative thing”.

    Sadly for all of us who would dearly like to see that happen please remember Governor Kasich is no conservative.

    In fact, his long and rambling announcement from the OSU West Union contained a lot code words of seeking to attract the attention and interest of moderate, progressive, and democratic voters and almost nothing for the base and the conservatives.

    If Governor Kasich is the nominee you can expect a third consecutive McCain/Romney type fiasco. IMO. Those “RINO” types are totally tone deaf — Kasich will use the same kind of clowns that the directed the 2008 and 2012 elections and democrats are already planning for the inauguration of the Cackling One.

  2. In fairness to Governor Kasich I should have acknowledged that under his two terms there has been significant progress in expanding the rights of the unborn in Ohio.

    Likewise and he has already made some effort to deny Planned Parenthood federal pass through funds in Ohio. The Dispatch mentioned that in the 2013 Ohio State budget “…essentially cuts off Planned Parenthood from about $1.4 million in federal family planning dollars” by re prioritizing who can receive that money.

    The 2013 bill also places restrictions on abortion clinic transfer agreements with hospitals and requires a doctor to inform the mother if her fetus has a heart beat (including doing a mandatory ultrasound). Also if a heart beat is found the doctor must of the medical probability that the fetus could survive to full term. Also during the Kasich administration a legal definition of a human fetus has been changed. Today in Ohio a fetus exists “…from the moment of conception,” The old definition required that a fertilized egg had to be implanted in the uterus for before the term “fetus” applied.

    So I should have given Kasich credit for that in my first comment.

    It still would be good as this piece suggests for the Governor to speak publicly about the latest barbaric videos dealing with the selling of baby flesh that is going on at Planned Parenthood.

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