In Politics, Violating Your Own Truisms Is the Definition of Cynicism
The GOP-dominated Ohio legislature has included in the state budget bill a series of amendments that together constitute one of the most restrictive sets of laws on abortion in the nation. In doing so, the state GOP has been very true to its publicly proclaimed principles, at least in terms of its stance on abortion rights.
If you are pro-life, you may very well be applauding the passage of such legislation, regardless of the methods used to pass it.
I think that anyone who gives a fig about the democratic process should be appalled.
Beyond the basic fact that legislation related to social issues should not be shoved into a budget bill, the abortion-related amendments were put into this budget bill almost literally at the last minute before it was presented for a vote, and the Republican majorities in both houses of the legislature allowed for no legislative debate, never…
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