Tuesday, June 13, 2006

What does Ken Blackwell stand for???

First the Commerical Activity Tax (CAT), then his own Tax Expenditure Limitation (TEL) amendment, and now Ken Blackwell is reversing his position on abortion since the primary.

(Hat tip: Buckeye State Blog)

Five months ago, the following dialogue took place in an interview with Ken Blackwell by Columbus' Other Paper (article not archived on its site, so I have to cite to this other blog):

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.

Now comes House Bill 228 which would criminalize all abortion, including transporting a women across state lines for an abortion.

And what does Ken Blackwell say about this bill?
From today's Cincinnati Enquirer:
"Yes, if amended. The legislation removes current pro-life protections in the law because it enacts a total ban. I would support an amended version with pro-life protections reinstated if the legislation is later challenged and overturned in court."
So, which is it, Ken?!? Also, can anyone crack Blackwell's conservative code to decipher what he means by saying "pro-life protections are reinstated"? What the heck is he referring to?

I'll say this, at least, Blackwell is consistently inconsistent.

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