News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Metro RTA

Wayside Furniture

Hospice of the Western Reserve


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Health and Medicine


Lawmakers may vote to cut funding for Planned Parenthood
A member of NARAL Ohio says the legislation could potentially hurt women's health

by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


Reporter
Jo Ingles
 

An Ohio House committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that could put Planned Parenthood in the back of the line when it comes to money for family planning services. And Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, that’s just one of the bills that lawmakers will likely consider in the lame duck session of the Ohio Legislature.

Ingles on abortion legislation

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:30)


In addition to possibly voting on a plan that could cut state money for family planning services through Planned Parenthood, the Ohio Health and Aging committee is also hearing a bill that could end abortions for sex selection.  Kellie Copeland with NARAL Ohio says she’s concerned the lame duck session of the legislature is poised to pass controversial legislation that could hurt women’s health.  And she wonders why Governor Kasich chose to put the President of Ohio Right to Life on the state medical board recently.

“I think it’s clear he has an agenda.  An agenda to limit access to abortion care. An agenda to limit access to contraception.  An agenda that could include inappropriate and unwarranted investigations into OB/GYN’s in this state.”

For his part, Mike Gonadakis of Ohio Right to Life, says he can’t talk about his appointment to the board right now.  Copeland thinks there’s a good chance lawmakers could re-visit the heartbeat abortion bill in some form in recent weeks. She wonders if Ohio’s conservative leaders are trying to position themselves in a place where they can more easily pass that legislation that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.  Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus, whose chamber has not yet passed the heartbeat abortion bill, is out of state right now and could not be reached for comment on what, if anything, might happen to that legislation.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Plane that crashed killing Case students is a popular training aircraft
The following is incorrect. The last few words should read "UNDER maximum gross take-off weight." “They have a normal take-off speed and all those take-off...

Exploradio: The never-ending war against superbugs
Super Federico ,we are so proud of you ,and very lucky to be among your friends . Keep it up human kind needs people like you to survive .Thanks for being so d...

Ohio's Lyme disease-carrying tick population is exploding
Interesting report. The last sentence needs some editing. It isn't a good idea to "save garments carrying ticks for analysis." The garments carrying t...

Teach for America enters third year in Ohio
For more background on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
I think this is the wrong link to the audio. Its Andy Chow about cigarette taxes.

A $30 million plan to turn Cleveland's Public Square from gray to green
The current plan is for the Land Bank, RTA, and Mr. Jeremy Paris to run a bus line through the new Public Square and cutting the park in half. Save Public Squar...

Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
I'm very concerned about this nexus project. I've received mail requesting my permission to allow the company to survey my property. I don't understand how thi...

A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University