Planned Parenthood

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An estimated 99,000 low income Ohioans who want birth control and reproductive health care services have fewer options now that Planned Parenthood nationwide has pulled out of the federal Title X program.

Planned Parenthood objects to a new rule that it says restricts the doctor-patient relationship. And in nine counties, it’s the only provider that accepted Title X funds.

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Two Planned Parenthood offices in the Cincinnati area are closing their doors. 

Kersha Deibel, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, says the Western Hills and Springdale locations are closing as a result of fallout over the Trump administration’s rule that Title X providers cannot talk about abortion.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, August 23:

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Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio is tapping into the national organization’s emergency funds to be able to provide birth control and other health care services to low income women. This move allows the organization to comply with a Trump administration order that bans federal dollars from going to clinics that refer clients for abortions. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, April 19:

Over protests from Democrats and pro-choice advocates, the Ohio General Assembly on Wednesday passed a more restrictive version of the "Heartbeat Bill."

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, March 13:

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A federal appeals court has ruled that Ohio can cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

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Abortion rights advocates in Ohio are worried about the effect of what they call a “gag rule” that would ban family planning clinics that get federal funds from referring women for abortions or from sharing space with abortion providers.

The rule concerns facilities that receive Title X funds, which pay for wellness exams, cancer screenings, HIV tests and birth control.  Right to life groups are celebrating, saying abortion is not family planning.

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A federal appeals court has unanimously upheld a decision that says a state law defunding Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional. 

The law has been on hold since abortion rights advocates sued two years ago. It would allow the Ohio Department of Health to strip $1.5 million in tax funding from Planned Parenthood.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, March 15:

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Abortion is always a contentious issue at the Statehouse. This year was no exception, as abortion-ban bills took center stage against the backdrop of the controversial election season.

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A federal judge has stopped Ohio from implementing a new law that would defund Planned Parenthood.  

On the same day the new law to strip Planned Parenthood of more than a million dollars in state funding was supposed to take effect, a federal judge in Cincinnati granted the organization’s request for a temporary restraining order.

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A new state law goes into effect today that prevents public money from going to Planned Parenthood. Proponents of the law had singled-out Planned Parenthood as the leading provider of abortions in Ohio.

Iris Harvey, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, counters that her organization serves as the primary caregiver for many low-income patients. And under the new law, they may elect to not get screenings and treatment that were previously low- or no-cost.

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Planned Parenthood is suing Ohio over a new law that would remove federal dollars from the organization that fund cancer screenings, HIV tests and more.

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal district court to allow federal funds to continue to come to the organization for health screenings, infant mortality programs and other services. Iris Harvey is with the Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio.

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Gov. John Kasich hasn’t been back in Ohio for several weeks, but was in Columbus this weekend.

As Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, Kasich made good on his promise to sign a controversial bill.

Though there were calls for him to veto it, it was no secret Kasich would sign the measure stripping $1.3 million from Planned Parenthood, which he did in private.

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One of the most controversial bills passed by the Ohio Legislature recently is still awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature. 

The bill to defund Planned Parenthood was passed by the Legislature more than a week ago. It strips $1.3 million for cancer screenings, H.I.V. tests and educational programs and sends that money to community health clinics. Opponents say those clinics don’t provide the same services and care as Planned Parenthood.

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  Gov. John Kasich signed a few bills over the weekend but not the controversial one that would defund Planned Parenthood. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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The bill to defund Planned Parenthood is on its way to Gov. John Kasich’s desk, and he’s expected to sign it before the primary in South Carolina on Feb.  20.

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