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    House Committee Approves Measure To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

    November 15, 2012

    by Jo Ingles

    An Ohio house committee has recommended a bill that would re-prioritize funding for family planning services, making Planned Parenthood the last organization on the list. Planned Parenthood estimates that could cost it more than $1 million for birth control services it provides to low-income Ohio women and men.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/11/15/crowd-packs-statehouse-hearing-on-planned-parenthood-bill/

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    Boo!

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    committee is just where you get to act like an extreme asshole with few repercussions. I’m hoping that reps will take a more educated stance when they have to deal with this in the light of day, where they’ll actually vote in public.

    interesting that they just flat ignored the medical testimony. All these old dudes on Health and Aging cracks me up.

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    The sting in the tail of this is that, as well as the probability it will produce more unwanted pregnancies, it’s coupled with a determination to make access to abortion more difficult *plus* a desire to reduce welfare benefits for single mums so the total package is one designed to produce more unhappiness rather than less. It’s not an appealing message and in the recent election the analysis of voter preferences showed the right wing losing out big-time with younger single women plus all of the ‘minorities.’ Hardly a sustainable position ?

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    apropos the abortion thing .. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/14/ireland-abortion-scrutiny-death
    … this just happened in Ireland. Granted it’s not at all the same as the PP situation but in both cases religion plays a big part. The laws regarding terminations are very complicated and confusing over there, being different in N and S Ireland. A healthy woman died because the doctors refused her a medical termination saying .. supposedly .. ‘this is a catholic country’. It’s a very touchy subject in Ireland and it’s causing quite a lot of controversy at the moment…

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    Headline: In the Face of Actual Problems, Ohio GOP Decides to Punt- Attention Easier to Garner Through Sensationalism.

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    Is the GOP like the Hamas of womens Israeli wombs or something.

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    What other organizations would this funding go to instead?

    ETA: Answered my own question.

    http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_298://

    Sec. 3701.033. (A) All funds distributed by the department of health for the purpose of providing family planning services, including funds the department receives through the “Maternal and Child Health Block Grant,” Title V of the “Social Security Act,” 95 Stat. 818 (1981), 42 U.S.C. 701, as amended, and through Title X of the “Public Health Service Act,” 84 Stat. 1504 (1970), 42 U.S.C. 300a, as amended, shall be awarded as follows:

    (1) The department shall award funds with foremost priority given to eligible public entities that are operated by state entities or county or other local government entities and that provide or are able to provide family planning services.

    (2) To the extent funds are available after the department determines that all eligible public entities have been fully funded under division (A)(1) of this section, the department may award funds to nonpublic entities in the following order of descending priority:

    (a) Nonpublic entities that are federally qualified health centers or federally qualified health center look-alikes, as defined in section 3701.047 of the Revised Code, or community action agencies, as defined in section 122.66 of the Revised Code;

    (b) Nonpublic entities that provide comprehensive primary and preventive care services in addition to family planning services;

    (c) Nonpublic entities that provide family planning services, but do not provide comprehensive primary and preventive care services.

    (B) This section does not apply to grants awarded by the department under section 3701.046 of the Revised Code.

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