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· January 16, 2013

With Niehaus gone, no one to check extremism of Faber, Jones

In November of last year, as the Senate was being pressured to consider the controversial “Heartbeat Bill,” then Senate President Neihaus said he was tired of seeing his members be bullied by members of the pro-life community.  He took steps to ensure that the bill did not make it to the Senate floor. The Dispatch reported:
“Niehaus, R-New Richmond, yesterday removed two members of Senate GOP leadership, Sens. Keith Faber and Shannon Jones, from the Senate Rules and Reference Committee. The committee then voted to pull the bill out of the Senate Health Committee and move it to the Rules Committee, which Niehaus chairs.”
Fast forward to the new General Assembly. Senator Faber is the new President of the Senate and Senator Shannon Jones is the Chair of the Senate Health Committee – the panel through which any new abortion restrictions will be vetted. Coincidence? We think not.

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