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RELEASE - April 9, 2013
Columbus, Ohio—The Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee released its substitute budget bill for 2014–2015, which includes a provision that would reallocate funding for preventive health care programs away from trusted nonprofit health care providers such as Planned Parenthood. Last year, a similar measure was rejected after an outpouring of support from Ohioans across party lines who want to protect all women’s access to the health care providing of her choosing.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio President & CEO Stephanie Kight made the following statement:
“How disappointing that Ohio Legislators don’t understand women’s health. Once again their using the budget process to hurt the most vulnerable women, limiting their access to health care. For some women and families, Planned Parenthood is their only health care provider.
“As a leading provider and advocate for women’s health care across the state, Planned Parenthood knows firsthand that our health centers often make the difference between a woman’s access to lifesaving cancer screenings and birth control or going without. An estimated 100,000 women rely on Planned Parenthood health centers in Ohio every year for high-quality health care.
“Planned Parenthood has been providing the same health care services in Ohio communities for 85 years. Our work hasn’t changed, but the politics in Columbus have.
“It’s time to put politics aside and put Ohio women first. Politicians should not be involved in a woman’s medical decisions. Just as women don’t turn to politicians for advice about mammograms, prenatal care, or cancer treatments, women don’t need politicians making decisions about where she can have a Pap test, a breast exam, or treatment for an STD.
Planned Parenthood works every day to keep Ohio women healthy and to deliver quality care, no matter what. Planned Parenthood health centers in Ohio provide nearly 100,000 women with life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of STDs, breast health services, pap tests, sexual health education, and health information at 27 health center locations throughout Ohio.
RELEASE - March 13, 2013
RELEASE - February 14, 2013
VIDEO - A DESIGNER'S STORY
RELEASE - February 7, 2013
VIDEO - A VITAL SERVICE
A Vital Service: African American Stories of Reproductive Health Care is a compelling documentary that features personal stories from the women and families who have benefitted from having access to the critical health services offered at Planned Parenthood health centers. As we celebrate Black History Month, hear why African American women, men and families trust Planned Parenthood—in their own voices. You can watch the full film below or see a summary of it in the three-minute trailer.