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Ohio GOP Move To Strip Planned Parenthood Of Funds | Care2 Causes

Ohio GOP Move To Strip Planned Parenthood Of Funds | Care2 Causes

If Ohio Republicans get their way, they’ll have Planned Parenthood defunded by Memorial Day. Abortion-rights opponents inserted language into Gov. John Kasich’s (R) mid-budget review bill that effectively strips the women’s health care provider of up to $1.7 million in federal funding administered by the state Department of Health. The language added mirrors a separate bills currently in committee that reprioritizes federal family planning dollars so that Planned Parenthood and other stand-alone family planning providers get the lowest priority for federal funding. The anti-choice community applauded the move. “Ohio’s abortion industry will no longer feed at the taxpayer trough. Instead, these dedicated health care funds will be offered to those entities where a vast majority of low-income women and their children seek responsible and life-saving services,” said Mike Gonid...

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