Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Saturday said Congress should not shut down the government over the fight to defund Planned Parenthood, CNN reported.
At a campaign stop with college Republicans at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, the White House hopeful fielded a question about the women’s health organization, which has been embroiled in controversy since anti-abortion activists started releasing videos showing officials discussing the group’s fetal tissue donation programs.
“Well if you shut down the government, the question is, will you defund [Planned Parenthood]? I think the answer is no,” Kasich responded.
Most likely, he said, the government would eventually reopen, with Planned Parenthood still receiving federal money.