COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement today from Chairman David Pepper on Gov. John Kasich signing into law a bill that takes away funding from Planned Parenthood and vital programs that prevent infant mortality, provide HIV testing, address domestic violence and more.
“With his decision today to sign House Bill 294, Governor Kasich has finally answered the question of whose side he’s really on. Rather than listen to the majority of Ohioans who oppose defunding Planned Parenthood, Kasich decided to take sides with radical extremists who were recently indicted on felony charges. Kasich is no moderate. He is firmly in the Tea Party’s pocket. Under Kasich’s right-wing leadership, Ohio is now competing with Texas and Louisiana for worst state in the nation for women’s health.”