Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Statement on the Passage of House Bill 294

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus today released the following statement in response to the Ohio House voting 62-30 in favor of legislation to defund Planned Parenthood:

“Republican legislators’ continuous attacks on women’s health care in Ohio are shameful,” said Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Kathy DiCristofaro. “Ohio Republicans are playing politics with the lives of Ohio women. Nearly 80,000 Ohioans — men and women, many in rural communities with limited access to alternative health care providers —  rely on Planned Parenthood for critical health services, like cancer screenings and contraception. A majority of Ohioans oppose this action, and it’s time that Ohio Republicans listened to the people of this state and stopped their attacks on health care.”