Ohio working to defund Planned Parenthood

Friday, August 7, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

The co-sponsor of legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of state funds in Ohio says it's clear to him that much of that money is being used to fund abortions and not as those funds are intended.

Representatives Bill Patmon (D) and Margaret Conditt (R) are co-sponsors of the legislation introduced in the Ohio House. Patmon tells OneNewsNow the federal money Ohio receives ought to be spent the way it is supposed to be spent, but that's apparently not the case.

Patmon

“For instance, 94 percent of the people who go in [to Planned Parenthood clinics] who are pregnant end up having abortions,” he says. “But at the same time, there is money received from the federal government for parental advice, for healthy women and children - and it seems to me that much of this money is going in the wrong direction.”

Federal law prohibits use of federal tax dollars for elective abortions, but experts have told OneNewsNow for years that accounting tactics mean those dollars are shifted to support the abortion end of Planned Parenthood's business empire. Patmon expects the bill to defund Planned Parenthood in the state will pass.

“We have statesmen who are sensitive to those kinds of issues and a governor - who's running for president, I might add - who's also very sensitive to these types of issues,” he says.

In addition, Patmon is working with the attorney general's investigation of Planned Parenthood to fashion an amendment to ban sale of aborted baby organs and tissue in Ohio. That action stems from an undercover investigation alleging Planned Parenthood is doing just that.

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