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This Governor Just Defunded Planned Parenthood

In a significant victory for the pro-life movement, Ohio governor John Kasich just signed a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.

The bill had bipartisan sponsorship and while not perfect, it’s a great start.

TheBlaze reports:

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation Sunday that will bar some state funds from going to Planned Parenthood. While the legislation doesn’t specifically name Planned Parenthood, it prevents the state of Ohio from contracting with any organization that provides or promotes abortions. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the bill will redirect approximately $1.3 million in state funds away from Ohio’s 28 Planned Parenthood clinics in favor of federally qualified health centers and health departments.

“Thanks to the pro-life leadership of Governor Kasich and his work with Ohio Right to Life, Ohio’s abortion industry is shrinking,” Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, said in a statement. “As Planned Parenthood haggles over the hearts and brains of aborted babies, Ohio Right to Life is marking history with legislation that is both ethically consistent and fiscally responsible.”

Well done, Governor Kasich. Defunding Planned Parenthood was a fiscally and morally sound decision to take money away from a criminal organization, and redirect the funds towards institutions who will actually provide quality health services to women.

There are plenty of options for women’s health services in Ohio. Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay the salaries of individuals who are involved in the grotesque practice of buying and selling aborted fetal body parts for profit.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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