Early voting is underway in Ohio, with abortion rights on the poll. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who signed a six-week abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest, is staunchly against Concern 1, the measure that might enshrine abortion rights within the state structure, and he appears frightened.
DeWine is now suggesting that voters ought to reject Concern 1 as a result of he’ll get the rape and incest exceptions added to the state’s present six-week abortion ban (which is at present held up within the courts). Pinky promise! And hey, if he doesn’t get that finished, voters can at all times come again later and vote for added rights.
“It’s clear within the final 12 months of listening to my fellow Ohioans that the huge, overwhelming majority of Ohioans really feel there ought to be an exception for rape and incest. That wants to enter the regulation,” DeWine instructed ABC 6 in Columbus final week.
Thoughts you, DeWine wasn’t speaking this fashion till it was clear the measure was poised for a win. A new ballot finds 55% help for Concern 1, and it looks like DeWine should be satisfied that polling is correct. He additionally actually wasn’t performing like a man prepared for compromise (not that placing meaningless exceptions right into a six-week abortion ban is a compromise) final 12 months when he reappointed the top of Ohio Proper to Life to the state board that may revoke medical doctors’ licenses. There is no such thing as a purpose to belief this man on abortion rights. None.
DeWine’s argument that it is a no-harm, no-foul scenario—“If the legislature doesn’t give you one thing that’s acceptable to a majority of Ohioans, we will return to the poll,” he mentioned—is absurd. Poll campaigns require enormous quantities of money and time. It’s an insult to the intelligence of Ohio voters to say, in impact, “Now that backers of abortion rights have collected signatures and arranged and marketed and are on the point of a victory, let’s scrap this factor on the promise that the identical individuals who handed a six-week ban with no rape or incest exceptions will do the correct factor at this late date, and take a do-over in a while if we disappoint you.”
That wasn’t his solely insult to their intelligence, although. ”If we vote ‘no’ on [Issue 1], then now we have the chance to give you one thing that’s acceptable to nearly all of Ohioans,” DeWine claimed. After all, if the state’s voters vote sure on Concern 1, then … that means it was acceptable to nearly all of Ohioans. Humorous how that works.
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