Recently, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich reminded his party that shutting down the government in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood would be pointless, according to The Huffington Post.
“The president’s made it clear he is not going to sign it,” said Ohio Governor Kasich on “Fox News Sunday.” “I’m willing to fight all day long, but you’ve got to have a good prospect of being able to be successful. Because if you’re not successful, you shut the government down, you open it up and you haven’t achieved anything. You’re just going to have people shake their head and wonder what your thinking was.”
Conservatives in Congress are threatening to block legislation funding the government if it includes money for Planned Parenthood. The women’s health care provider receives about $500 million a year, though no federal funds are used for abortion. Lawmakers have to pass some kind of government funding bill by October 1st.