Indiana governor (and probable 2012 Republican presidential contender) Mitch Daniels has announced his intention to sign into law a bill that will cut funding to Planned Parenthood and ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.

"I supported this bill from the outset, and the recent addition of language guarding against the spending of tax dollars to support abortions creates no reason to alter my position." Daniels said in a statement. "The principle involved commands the support of an overwhelming majority of Hoosiers."

You can consider this the kickoff for Daniels's presidential bid.