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KASICH IS FAR-RIGHT ON ABORTION ISSUE

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT FROM FRONT ROW SEAT AT THE CIRCUS

With abortion back in the headlines after the comments by Donald Trump this week, some outside of Ohio may be surprised to learn just how conservative Gov John Kasich is on the abortion issue. Here is a paragraph from my book Front Row Seat at the Circus.

From Chapter “A Lifetime In Politics”

Where Kasich shows no signs of being a maverick, however, is on his conservative views on social issues. For instance, during his first five years as governor, Kasich signed some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. One bans all abortions after a fetus is deemed viable outside the womb. Another requires women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to the fetal heartbeat before an abortion. Kasich’s anti-abortion position even extends to the controversial “Heartbeat bill”, which he has called “reasonable” even though Ohio Right to Life—the official anti-abortion organization in the state—didn’t endorse it, worried about its constitutionality. An attempt by Kasich and his Republican allies at the statehouse to squeeze all abortion clinics in Ohio out of existence is working at a record pace, the number falling by half, from sixteen to eight, since 2011.

Read More at: Front Row Seat at the Circus.

About Jim Heath

Jim Heath is the author of the new best seller Front Row Seat at the Circus - One Journalist's Journey through Two Presidential Elections. The book is about Jim's experiences covering the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns - from South Carolina, the first southern primary state, to Ohio, the ultimate battleground state in presidential elections. A recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, Jim is also a two-time Emmy award winner with more than 15 years experience as both a main evening anchor and political reporter. A longtime advocate of social media, GQ Magazine listed Jim on their Top 5 political "Power List" and the Washington Post named him to their "Best Super Tuesday Twitter List." Jim's news career has taken him from Arizona to South Carolina to Ohio.

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