Gov. John Kasich: Funding Planned Parenthood is ‘not going to happen’

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio’s republican governor and presidential candidate John Kasich has recently been spending his time talking to voters, many of them women, at town halls.

Just days before the New Hampshire primary, the governor was asked at a town hall meeting in Concord, NH, if he would provide money for women’s healthcare if Republicans defund Planned Parenthood.

“No, we’re not going to fund it,” said the governor. “It’s not going to pass, okay? It’s not going to happen. It’s not happening in our state and it isn’t going to happen in Washington.”

While Kasich wants to make sure there’s funding for women’s health, he said he would not fund planned parenthood. Kasich says he added more than $40 million in women’s healthcare in his last budget.

While Kasich is talking to voters at town halls, volunteers are on the ground helping him out. Mahoning County Republican Party Chairman Mark Munroe is in New Hampshire and says volunteers have been helping out the governor since last August.

“We’ve been doing a lot of door to door activities,” said Munroe. “In fact, yesterday, I think I walked almost 10 miles yesterday knocking on doors, passing out literature, talking to folks.”

There are about a dozen volunteers like Munroe working on the ground for the Ohio governor in New Hampshire.

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