Gov. Mitch Daniels is still dealing with fallout from his suggestion that conservatives agree to a national truce on social issues and focus on finances.Yeah, I would say he is sounding more and more like a presidential candidate.
But now he’s going on the offensive to prove his conservative credentials.
During a radio interview last week with conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham, he said his administration “has been, without question, the most pro-life administration in our state’s history. We haven’t just talked about it, we have advanced the right to life.”
But Daniels hasn’t had a pro-life item on his legislative agenda in seven years.
He has never talked about right-to-life issues in his State of the State Address.
And Planned Parenthood had a fundraiser at the governor’s residence early in Daniels’ tenure.
To back up his claim, he points to the signing of several bills that the legislature approved. They include a measure that requires health care professionals to provide a pregnant woman with the options of obtaining an ultrasound and of listening to the fetus’ heartbeat before performing an abortion.
And he signed a bill requiring abortion clinics to abide by the same safety and health standards as other outpatient surgical clinics.
Within his administration, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles also authorized a “Choose Life” license plate.
Most pro-life in Indiana history? You decide.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Daniels Must Be Running For President, He's Touting A Pro-Life Record
The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette's Political Notebook picks up on comments Gov. Mitch Daniels made to conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham touting his pro-life record as governor. Political Notebook reacts with surprise to Daniels' claim that his administration has been the most pro-life administration in the state's history since he has essentially adhered to the admonishment he made last year to Republicans to steer clear of social issues throughout his six years as governor.