Ohio Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Awaits Gov. Kasich's Signature

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A bill passed by the Ohio Legislature to defund Planned Parenthood, is still awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature. From our Statehouse Bureau, Jo Ingles has an update.

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.

Ohio Right to Life’s Katie Franklin says her group pushed hard for passage of the bill, and she expects Kasich will sign it soon.

The governor’s spokesman, Joe Andrews, says Kasich has 10 days from the time he receives the bill to sign it and notes it was just delivered to the office.  Andrews says there will not be a public bill signing ceremony.  

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