Principles and Policies Podcast for 12/13/2014- Of Heartbeat Bills And Legislative Timidity

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday December 13, 2014. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss the recent maneuvering of the Ohio Legislature, the Republican majority at least especially Ohio Senate president Keith Faber, and Governor John Kasich designed to make it look like something was being done to advance the Heartbeat bill when, really, they made it possible to kill that bill. Kasich and Faber were especially disingenuous claiming that the Heartbeat bill would actually lead to the killing of more babies using a “logic” that no one could actually follow but the news media dutifully and unquestioningly reported. Also discussed was a back door attempt by Attorney General Mike De Wine’s office to work around the Defense of Marriage amendment and abortion laws for those under guardianship.

Article links- Ohio Politics Now: Faber asks why lawmaker wants to ‘kill babies’ over heartbeat amendment

Anti-abortion heartbeat bill falls three votes short in Ohio House

GOP sinking on a ship of timidity, squandering historic win