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Northeast Ohio Democratic women push Gov. Kasich to veto Planned Parenthood limits
The caucus also is protesting language instituting criminal charges against sex-education teachers
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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A Northeast Ohio women’s group wants to know Gov.John Kasich’s stand on Republican additions to the budget bill that would cut Planned Parenthood funding.

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A group of anti-abortion House Republicans added language to the budget bill this week that would reduce federal money for Ohio’s 37 Planned Parenthood centers by $1.7 million.

The proposal would make state managed federal funding for Planned Parenthood the lowest priority. A few Ohio Planned Parenthood centers perform abortions, but no federal dollars are used.

The Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus wants Gov. Kasich to veto the proposal, saying it would hurt women who depend on Planned Parenthood for health care such as pap tests. Kasich hasn’t responded.

But in a written statement to WKSU, Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols says the governor continues to work with lawmakers on the evolving budget and, "We don’t negotiate the budget through the media or with overtly partisan groups like this one.”

The head of the of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women’s Caucus, Cynthia Dempsey, rejects that.

“There’s nothing to negotiate about. This isn’t about back and forth on numbers; this is about limiting health care coverage for Ohio women.”

Dempsey is also concerned about language in the Republican budget amendments that calls for criminal charges and fines against sex education teachers who talk to students about so-called “gateway sexual activity” such as masturbation.

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