Dr. James Dobson Calls Gov. John Kasich’s Veto of the “Heartbeat Bill” a “Cowardly and Shameful Action”
Dr. James Dobson issued the following statement in response to the “Heartbeat Bill,” vetoed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich:
“I want to congratulate the Ohio legislature for passing the ‘Heartbeat Bill’ and I commend their commitment to protecting the constitutional rights of the unborn.
Now, I join with millions of Evangelicals and Catholics in condemning Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the bill. This was a cowardly and shameful action. Signing the bill would have been the constitutionally correct thing to do; it would have also been morally correct to do. Governor Kasich has sent a message to voters in Ohio–and across the nation–that the Governor isn’t as committed to life as he professes to be.
For decades, we have fought for the rights of the unborn. We have not grown weary, we have never lost faith, and now there is a growing movement to finally reject the barbarism of abortion and to fully protect the rights of the unborn.
This bill was an important step in that direction, and we mustn’t be silent in response to the Governor’s action. This is the time to redouble all of our efforts nationwide until we will finally, fully win our fight for the rights of our nation’s unborn children.”
Dr. James Dobson is also calling upon his national audience to contact Governor Kasich’s office directly via phone, email or a personal visit in order to express their outrage over his veto of the “Heartbeat Bill.”
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