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41 Years After Roe v. Wade, Abortion Debate Continues In Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health has ordered the Women’s Med Center near Cincinnati to close down, because the facility doesn’t have a transfer agreement with a hospital in case of complications with patients.
22, 2014

State health officials have ordered the closure of a Cincinnati abortion clinic because it doesn’t comply with a new state law requiring agreements with hospitals.

Year In Review: The Fight Over Women’s Issues

The two organizations spent much of the year debating abortion and Planned Parenthood.
December 27, 2012

For another installment of our look back at state government in 2012, Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reviews the debate over the “Hearbeat Bill” and a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood.

House Committee Approves Measure To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

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Ohio House members on the Health and Aging Committee listen to morning testimony on a bill that could cut off family planning funding to Planned Parenthood.
15, 2012

The bill would send Planned Parenthood to the back of the line for public family-planning money.

Girl Scouts Respond To Catholic Church’s Inquiry

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May 23, 2012

Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. But they’re under fire again by Catholic bishops who are looking into relationships between the Scouts and groups that conflict with church teaching.

Planned Parenthood Pushes Back Against Ohio Bill

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Supporters and opponents of state funding for Planned Parenthood pack a legislative hearing room at the Ohio Statehouse.
May 16, 2012

Advocates for Planned Parenthood centers in Ohio have packed a legislative hearing to show opposition to a measure that would send them to the back of the line to receive family planning money.

Your Thought On The Criticism Of Planned Parenthood?

Posted: April 25, 2012

The non-profit has been criticized for providing abortions, but supporters say abortions represent just three percent of Planned Parenthood services.

Proposed Planned Parenthood Funding Cut Pulled From Budget Bill

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April 25, 2012

Members of an Ohio House committee considering a mid year budget adjustment have stripped out a controversial part that would have cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Members of Ohio’s largest anti-abortion group were disappointed, but not discouraged.

Democrats Attack “Ridiculous” Planned Parenthood Effort

A second day of hearings on the budget amendment is expected Thursday. A House vote on the measure could come as soon as next week.
19, 2012

Statehouse Democrats call the GOP-backed effort to put Planned Parenthood at the back of the line for federal funding “the rhetoric of the ridiculous.”

Statehouse Republicans Aim To Cut Funding To Abortion Providers

Anti-abortion activists call the budget amendment "a victory over the abortion industry." Democrats call it an attack on women's health.
18, 2012

GOP lawmakers are pursuing a budget amendment that would direct public health care dollars away from abortion providers to other programs that help uninsured and under-insured women.

Komen Columbus To Likely Avoid Boycott Of May ‘Race For The Cure’

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Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure participants. After several days of backlash from both Planned Parenthood and Komen supporters, the Komen foundation rescinded its plan to defund Planned Parenthood.
3, 2012

After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity said it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.