Ohio House Health Committee Approves Funding for Women’s Health Care

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives Health and Aging Committee voted 11 to 9 in support of House Bill 298, a bill that will prioritize tax dollars to those health centers where a vast majority of poor and uninsured women visit. Led by pro-life Representatives Kristina Roegner, Cliff Rosenberger and Chairman Lynn Wachtmann, this legislative initiative embraces the critical need to provide limited taxpayer dollars to health care centers that support low-income women and their children.

“Planned Parenthood has a monopoly on public funding, but they provide only a fraction of health services to women in Ohio. Local health districts, community health centers and community action agencies provide a vast majority of health care services to low-income and uninsured women and that is where this funding will go.” said Legislative Director, Stephanie Krider, for Ohio Right to Life.

House Bill 298 when enacted will priorities limited tax funds in the following order: local health departments, community health centers, community action agencies, private primary care providers and Planned Parenthood clinics. The result creates an even playing field enabling other health care centers access to tax dollars that Planned Parenthood monopolizes.

“Ohio women spoke clearly on election night by re-electing every pro-life State Senator in Ohio, increasing majorities for the pro-life Ohio House of Representatives and soundly defeating Issue 2 which was strongly supported by Planned Parenthood and their allies”, continued Krider. “Additionally, in the most competitive congressional race in Ohio, Ohio Right to Life endorsed Congressman Jim Renacci who defeated Planned Parenthood endorsed Congresswoman Betty Sutton. The facts are crystal clear, Ohio is a pro-life state and votes pro-life for our statewide officeholders.”

The bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for a full floor vote. When passed the bill will move to the Senate.

[Blog note: So much for Gov. Kasich’s supposed efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. As far a out-of-touch Republican policies, notice the above legislators backing this bill. It is women who are supporting this bill. Apparently, they think women’s health means more than free-sex liberalism, abortions, and population control.]

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