Ohio Democrats Attack Kasich Over Measure They Voted For
1:39 PM, Jul 3, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A new budget signed into law by Ohio governor John Kasich provides state funding for rape counseling centers for the first time. The measure won Kasich praise from the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, but many Democrats attacked the governor because they said that the budget had imposed a "gag" on counseling centers that promote abortion. But as Ohio's 10TV.com reports, Democrats actually unanimously voted for the measure:
Chris Redfern, the Ohio Democratic party chairman, is also a member of the state House of Representatives, so he personally voted for the measure he's now attacking.
The Center for American Progress falsely reported that the measure would "strip" funding from centers that promote abortion. But, again, this is a new funding provision, so no counseling centers will be stripped of sources of revenue they previously received.
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