Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Blackwell flip-flops on whether he's flip-flopped on abortion

Cross-posted at: Buckeye State Blog

In today's Right Angle Blog posting by jamesrhodes, the blog attempts to defuse the allegations leveled here and elsewhere that Ken Blackwell is yet again flip-flopping from the extremist positions Secretary Blackwell took during the primary.

The defense is not that Blackwell has changed his position, but that he just wants the current "pro-life" protections such as parental notification, etc. to remain in place during any possible court challenge of Brinkman's bill.

So they're saying that Blackwell is 100% Pro-Life and hasn't changed his position.

Again, here's Ken Blackwell in January:

Q: If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, would you sign a law that would outlaw abortions in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother?
A: Yes.
Q: Including the life of the mother?
A: Yes.
And here's Candidate Blackwell's campaign statement from today's Toledo Blade:

Democrats yesterday accused Mr. Blackwell of backing off on support for a total ban voiced during the GOP primary.

Blackwell spokesman Carlo LoParo said the candidate would support the bill if amended to protect current Ohio regulation of abortion if a court strikes it down and if it includes the exception for the life of the mother.
Mr. Rhodes, I believe those aren't just sandals, Mr. Blackwell is wearing.......

Ken Blackwell: He's consistently inconsistent.

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