Blackwell on abortion
Blackwell seems to be shifting his position on abortion. Someone needs to nail him down on it. In regards to the current abortion ban that is being debated in the statehouse
Brinkman's bill would ban abortion in all cases, even rape and incest but wouldn't punish doctors who unintentionally terminate a pregnancy while trying to save the life of the mother.
The bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion or transport a woman across state lines to have one.
Blackwell told the Cinci Enquirer he would support it if amended
"Yes, if amended. The legislation removes current pro-life protections in the law because it enacts a total ban. I would support an amended version with pro-life protections reinstated if the legislation is later challenged and overturned in court."
Well that's a quick change in position because in January he had this
Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell is getting awfully cocky. Last week, he gave a campaign-related interview in the Secretary of State's Office. That's an illegal use of office resources for campaign purposes.
More troubling is what Blackwell said in the interview with Dan Williamson of The Other Paper:
Q: If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, would you sign a law that would outlaw abortions in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother?
Q: Including the life of the mother?
So which is it ? Total bans, or exemptions, Ken ? Someone needs to confront him and ask. He's already flip flopped on TEL and now appears to be flip flopping on his cultural credentials.
As for Ted, he had this to say on HB228
U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, Democrat:
"No. House Bill 228 is extreme and unconstitutional legislation that would criminalize all abortions, including cases where the life of the mother is in jeopardy. We should instead focus our efforts on working together to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions in Ohio by ensuring access to quality prenatal and maternal health care, abstinence and pregnancy prevention education."