Ohio House Advances Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood

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(COLUMBUS, OH) - Today, the Ohio House of Representatives adopted an amendment to cut funding from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood. Led by pro-life Representatives Kristina RoegnerCliff Rosenberger and Chairman Ron Amstutz, the legislative amendment embraces the critical need to support low-income women and their children in order to receive health care. 

"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 Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. "With approximately 290 different options available for need-based health care, it is vital for the General Assembly to advance this measure to ensure women have access to health care." 

This new legislative approach will ensure that tax dollars allocated to health programs for uninsured and underinsured women will continue. The initiative promotes women's health by restructuring how our tax dollars are distributed, giving priority to those health centers where a majority of Ohio women receive care. 
 
"This is not about taking access to health care away from women," said Stephanie Ranade Krider, Legislative Director at Ohio Right to Life. "This is about opposing funding of the abortion industry. If we want to talk about choice, this gives women more choices about the way they receive health care."
 
Ohio Right to Life encourages its supporters to thank these men and women who have led this pro-life effort at the Ohio Statehouse. Contact them by clicking here.

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