Bill to Divert Planned Parenthood Funds Nears Kasich’s Desk

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) is getting a well-timed opportunity to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood.

The Ohio House is poised to clear the bill Wednesday, sending it to the Republican presidential contender for his expected signature. Such a move might help Kasich with conservatives who dominate the coming GOP primary in South Carolina.

The bill’s expected passage comes a day after the New Hampshire primary, where a tough stance against Planned Parenthood might have been received with less enthusiasm by its many moderate Republican voters.

No one is acknowledging that the 2016 presidential calendar might have played a part in when Kasich would get the bill.

Ohio’s House Speaker has said Kasich’s bid has no bearing on the issues that come before his chamber.