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Ohio Right to Life Society Urges Members to Protect Healthcare Freedom

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Pro-Life Governor Signs Late-Term Abortion Ban to Save Lives

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Senator Jordan Introduces Bill To Prioritize The Distribution Of Family Planning Funds


July 14, 2011

Contact: Chris Grewe

(614) 466-8086 

COLUMBUS— Today, State Senator Kris Jordan (R - Powell) introduced a bill that would prioritize state grants for family planning services in favor of taxpayer funded health centers and other community health centers that offer comprehensive care.

“The General Assembly has the responsibility to not only appropriate funds, but to prioritize their distribution as well,” said Jordan. “This legislation will ensure that family planning dollars are spent in an efficient and ethical manner that prioritizes comprehensive care.”

The legislation creates four tiers of priority for public funding of family planning services. First priority would be given to eligible public entities, including community health clinics operated by state or local governments. Second priority would be given to federally qualified health centers. Third priority would be given to nonpublic entities that provide comprehensive primary and preventative care services, and fourth priority would be given to nonpublic entities that do not provide comprehensive care and preventative services (such as Planned Parenthood, which is the nation’s largest abortion provider).

The legislation is similar to policies implemented in Texas, Kansas, and Tennessee, and it has the support of both Ohio Right to Life and Faith2Action. The legislation is a companion bill to HB 298, which was introduced earlier this week by Representatives Kristina Roegner (R - Hudson) and Cliff Rosenberger (R - Clarksville).

Jordan represents Ohio’s 19th Senate District, which includes Delaware, Knox, Morrow, Richland, and part of Ashland Counties. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served as a State Representative and as a Delaware County Commissioner. He is a proven advocate for spending restraint, lower taxes, and family values. He lives in Powell with his wife, Melissa.


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Legislation Will Limit Funding to Abortion Providers

New Legislation Prioritizes Funding for Local Health Departments

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Ohio Legislature Passes Pro-Life State Budget

Four Right to Life ammendments included in final budget legislation

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Historic Pro-Life Legislation Advances with Bipartisan Support

Ohio House passes legislation banning late-term abortions and other measures

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Pro-Life Legislation Moves Forward

Senate committee advances legislation to protect parental rights

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Portman Co-Sponsors Bill to Permanently Prohibit Federal Funding of Abortion

“The sanctity of life is fundamental and universal, and I am fully committed to protecting it while serving in the U.S. Senate.”

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Pro-Life legislation advances in Senate

Ohio Senate votes to protect life

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U.S. House to Vote on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act!

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to take up a major pro-life bill - the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) - on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Ohio Right to Life urges you to contact the office of your representative in the U.S. House, to urge him or her to support H.R. 3 and to oppose all amendments that may be offered by opponents of the bill.

Currently, there is a patchwork of different federal laws that restrict federal funding of abortion. However, many of these restrictions (such as the well-known Hyde Amendment, which applies to the federal Medicaid program) expire every year - which forces the pro-life side to re-fight the same battles in Congress, year after year. Moreover, in a number of federal programs - notably, some major new programs created by the massive Obama health care law in 2010 - federal subsidies for abortion are currently permissible under law. H.R. 3 would replace this leaky patchwork with a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion and federal subsidies for health plans that cover abortion. 

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act is sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL), the co-chairs of the House Pro-Life Caucus. To see an always-current list of co-sponsors of the bill, CLICK HERE.

Contact your Representative today to urge support of H.R. 3! CLICK HERE to find your Representatives!




Ohio Congressional Representatives

Austria, Steve, 7th District - (202) 225-4324

Boehner, John A., 8th District - (202) 225-6205

Chabot, Steve, 1st District - (202) 225-2216

Fudge, Marcia L.,11th District - (202) 225-7032

Gibbs, Bob, 18th District - (202) 225-6265

Johnson, Bill, 6th District - (202) 225-5705

Jordan, Jim, 4th District - (202) 225-2676

Kaptur, Marcy, 9th District - (202) 225-4146

Kucinich, Dennis J., 10th District - (202) 225-5871

LaTourette, Steven C., 14th District - (202) 225-5731

Latta, Robert E., 5th District - (202) 225-6405

Renacci, Jim, 16th District - (202) 225-3876

Ryan, Tim, 17th District - 202-225-5261

Schmidt, Jean, 2nd District - (202) 225-3164

Stivers, Steve, 15th District - (202) 225-2015

Sutton, Betty, 13th District - (202) 225-3401

Tiberi, Pat, 12th District - (202) 225-5355

Turner, Michael, 3rd District - (202) 225-6465 

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