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Did Former leader sway pro-life group?

Posted by WTPOV Core Team on March 17, 2013 at 12:10 AM

The endorsement of the Kasich/Obama Medicaid expansion by Michael Gonidakis, former executive director of Ohio Right To Life, raises some questions (op-ed column, Feb. 27). Gonidakis supposedly left Ohio Right to Life this past December, well before this endorsement.

 

Gov. John Kasich appointed Gonidakis to a board that regulates doctors in October, before Gonidakis left Right to Life, and he evidently was confirmed on Feb. 28. Could it be that Gonidakis lobbied the Ohio Right to Life board to support Medicaid expansion after he was appointed by the governor to the medical panel?

 

Gonidakis is trying to sell the Medicaid-expansion section of Obamacare at Republican gatherings.

 

According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Ohio Republicans oppose the expansion by 65 percent to 24 percent. For Ohio Right to Life to support the expansion of a key element of Obamacare is inconsistent with the Right to Life mission of stopping abortions.

 

It is well-established that Obamacare is threatening every American’s freedom of religion over the abortion issue.

 

So serious is this departure from the Right to Life mission statement that one has to question what the board members were thinking and what were they told.

 

 

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