While one is tempted to say all Republicans are extreme in the current campaign, John Kasich was looking like the moderate. Maybe “moderate” in an extremist environment is comparing the lesser of two evils.
Per CNN, Kasich has signed a bill for his home state of Ohio that will block an estimated one million in funding to Planned Parenthood because they perform abortion services. The bill doesn’t take into account that Planned Parenthood also provides health services for women including testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, health screenings and domestic violence prevention.
Planned Parenthood is not the only provider affected, any nonprofit clinic that offers abortion services will also be barred from funding. But the tactic does fall in step with the Republican effort to target Planned Parenthood following the faked videos by anti-abortionist activist David Daleiden who intended to prove the organization illegally sells fetal body parts. He has since admitted the video was a fraud in his own convoluted way. For him, the ends justified the means.