Ohio GOP Votes to De-fund Planned Parenthood

Keep going, Republicans. Your outreach is going great!

After a lengthy and heated hearing, an Ohio bill meant to defund Planned Parenthood cleared a House committee on Wednesday by an 11-9 vote along party lines. House Bill 298, ostensibly about re-prioritizing federal family planning money, seeks to strip $1.7 million from Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. According to Planned Parenthood Ohio CEO Stephanie Knight, nearly 100,000 Ohio women depend on the organization for health care — overwhelmingly for preventative care including cancer screenings and birth control.

Idiots. They’ll never learn.

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  • Draxiar

    Well, as we learned in Science class if you don’t adapt to your environment, you go extinct.

    Oh…

    Science…

    Maybe that’s why Republicans didn’t get the message…

    • Zen Diesel

      Republicans don’t believe in math either, because just on the surface, if you get rid of healthcare access for 100,000 women, the healthcare costs for the state will explode exponentially, because hospitals by federal law cannot turn away sick people. So it appears this law has nothing to do with fiscal responsibility. It’s all about being spiteful and their delusional fetish with their faux religous doctrine of the baby Jesus.

  • muselet

    I truly don’t understand why any woman would vote Republican.

    –alopecia

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Will Rogers explains today’s GOP: “If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”

  • bphoon

    They’re also proposing a fetal heartbeat bill that bans abortions for all purposes once a fetal heartbeat is detectable. This can happen as early as six weeks’ gestation. So, it could be that by the time a woman realizes she’s late on her period, she wouldn’t be able to get an abortion even to save her own life.

    It’s tempting to mock them and cheer them on since this is likely to cost them dearly in the next election. However, they have the votes in both houses of the legislature to pass these proposals and a governor who’s enough of a crackpot to sign them. It’s very hard to laugh and cheer on what is likely to end up being a tragedy for women in Ohio.

    On the other hand, if they continue trying to legislate in this manner, it’s likely to turn Ohio blue for quite some time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1491482323 Robert Speed

    The GOP has decided to ignore the Voter that didn’t vote for them.