|Denise Driehaus Wants To Rollback Abortion Rights|
Driehaus has two March 6 primary opponents, including Luke Brockmeier who is pro-choice and Terry Tranter who is pro-life and has the endorsement that Driehaus received in 2010. Driehaus' answers to the pro-life group's questionnaire published 19 months ago put her views virtually in line with Republican Gov. John Kasich and U.S. House Spearker Boehner, and she said she would support "leadership in the Ohio House/Senate who upholds pro-life principles."
In 2010, most Democrats from former Gov. Ted Strickland on down the ticket declined to participate in the Right-toLife endorsement process. They were solidly pro-choice. Driehaus was an exception. The Daily Bellwether has a copy of the Cincinnati Right-to-Life report and candidates' survey from 19 months ago. Denise Driehaus's responses are on page 4 (highlighted):
clicking here(pdf). How out of touch was Denise Driehaus on Rov v. Wade? Last month, the Ohio Democratic Party issued a statement on the 39th annivary of the Supreme Court decision. ODP said the landmark ruling "rightfully leaves decisiions about reproductive rights" in the hands of women and their physicians. The complete statement is available by clicking here. But here's an excerpt:
“Democrats in Ohio and across the nation are committed to continuing the fight to protect women’s rights and women’s health. And in 2012, the Ohio Democratic Party and the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus are committed to electing and re-electing candidates up and down the ticket who will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose[UPDATE: 12:36 p.m. -- Cincy Blog's Brian Griffin noted last week Denise Driehaus's views on reproductive rights "are in conflict with the majority of the people in the new district but she'll happily pretend otherwise." Griff said she is trying to hide the fact she is pro-life.]