(Conservative Review) -- Time and time again, conservatives snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. An unwillingness to fight for principles through the legislative process blunts any gains so-called conservative Republicans make in elections. With his veto of the recently passed “Heartbeat” bill, Ohio Governor John Kasich showed that he is the poster-boy for unprincipled capitulation. Doing so put a price tag on human life, and once again shows why conservatives fall short of achieving the policy goals they were elected to enact.
Here’s a brief rundown of what Kasich just did. The Ohio legislature — dominated by Republicans — passed two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting the unborn.
One was a 20 week abortion ban, which bans abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. The other was a “Heartbeat bill” which would have banned abortions once a heartbeat could be detected from a baby in the womb. Kasich signed the former but vetoed the latter. That’s the problem.
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