John Kasich’s pro-life stand questioned over failure to pass Heartbeat Bill
Now, the GOP nominee hopeful has become the target of scorn for his refusal to pass a law that would make abortions illegal at the time the baby’s heart begins. It is called the Heartbeat Bill and some in Ohio feel he is not presidential material considering his opposition to the legislation. The Buckeye state governor vetoed the Bill claiming it would endanger other abortion restrictions if it were challenged in court.
In an interview with LifeSiteNews Faith2Action president Janet Porter, who voted for Kasich for Governor because of his pro-life commitment now says that Kasich has betrayed the pro-life movement by his refusal to support the Heartbeat Bill as Ohio governor.
The Bill would prohibit abortion when an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected which is usually around 6 weeks gestation.
“I’m calling on the John Kasich I used to know. The guy who would do what was right no matter what the political establishment thought,” she said.
Porter recently organized a picket outside a Kaisch event with signs reading, “Pro-Lifers Against Kasich” and “Kasich Heartless on HeartBeat Bill.”
She told reporters that Kasich only claimed to be pro-life but that he was, “Blocking the most pro-life bill in the nation.”
“We’re encouraging him to let his actions match his words,” she said.
While Porter is challenging Kasich on his committeemen to life, the Governor said recently on the Hugh Hewitt show that his pro-life actions anger abortion supporters while he claims that he is simultaneously called the most pro-life Governor to ever old that office in the state.
“Nobody should be confused about where I am on the matter of life. It’s a very important issue, it’s a critical issue,” he said.
“I’ve been pro-life from the time I was state Senator to a Congressman for 18 years. And we’ve enacted a number of provisions right here in Ohio including a ban on late term abortions and making sure that clinics have hospital transfer agreements – I mean just a whole variety of things we have done.
“The fact that you have both sides arguing about who I am – I guess that’ probably a really good thing,” Kasich said.
Porter, who campaigned for Kasich in the 1990’s, said America needs to end abortion and she is getting weary of waiting for politicians to get behind efforts to do so.
Her Faith2Action website calls quote – pro-life – unquote politicians like Kasich who refuse to pass bills to outlaw abortion culpable in allowing vulnerable unborn babies to be targeted by the grisly body parts harvesting industry recently documented by the Center for Medical Progress inside Planned Parenthood.
To get her message out about Kasich, Porter has created an advertisement tying Kasich’s postion with the recent Planned Parenthood videos exposing a gruesome baby parts harvesting operation. The political ad is graphic and implies that Kasich is unwilling to protect 20,000 unborn babies in Ohio, while calling himself pro-life.
“Which is worse, selling baby body parts or allowing them to die in the first place” her website states.
Porter goes after Kasich on that very point in her video encouraging viewers to:
Tell Gov. Kasich we need to save hearts not sell them!
Pass the Heartbeat Bill now.
The political ad is likely to shock some people and Porter believes it is needed to pressure the Governor and Presidential hopeful into doing all he can to end this holocaust against the unborn.
“Governor John Kasich must either support the pro-life Heartbeat Bill or quit calling himself pro-life,” Porter added.