Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tom Niehaus, a Republican making sense

I spend so much yelling at Republicans that it is only fair to report that an ounce of sanity still exists in the Ohio Senate. His  name is Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus, a Republican  who has removed from the legislative table the so-called heartbeat  abortion bill and another that would defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio.

He issued the following statement on Tuesday:
"From my  perspective, I think you have to look at the entirety of the work that's done by Planned Parenthood, and I believe that they offer much needed services that are not available other places, so I chose not to take up the bill in lame duck."
What a breath of fresh air from  the cave-like GOP!

NOTE:  My column on the GOP state candidates for 2014 has been posted on Plunderbund.  


Mark said...

Are his days numbered?

Anonymous said...

Expect the Heartbeat measure and Planned Parenthood defunding to comeback next session. Keith Faber, a proponent of the bill, has been elected Senate President.

Grumpy Abe said...

Good. Just one more reminder that with the hard right Republican class you can never relax.