FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAE: July 13, 2011
Contact: Ciara Matthews, (202) 223-8073
Buckeye State Introduces Bill to Cut Public Funds From Abortion Providers
Washington, D.C. – The Ohio Legislature yesterday introduced legislation to prioritize public funding for local health departments and community health centers instead of clinics that perform abortions. The bicameral legislation will redirect millions of taxpayer dollars away from groups like Planned Parenthood and towards the hundreds of Ohio health centers that provide health care for women, their children and unborn children.
“We applaud Ohio for taking action to protect women from Planned Parenthood and its harmful practices,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List. “Momentum is building as states across the country are listening to their constituents and bucking the federal government in order to stop taxpayers from having to pay for abortion. The Obama Administration must stop badgering states in order to protect its political ally Planned Parenthood and wake up to the reality that Americans don’t want to underwrite abortion.”