News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Politics


Northeast Ohio Democratic women push Gov. Kasich to veto Planned Parenthood limits
The caucus also is protesting language instituting criminal charges against sex-education teachers
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Courtesy of Planned Parenthood
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A Northeast Ohio women’s group wants to know Gov.John Kasich’s stand on Republican additions to the budget bill that would cut Planned Parenthood funding.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:22)


A group of anti-abortion House Republicans added language to the budget bill this week that would reduce federal money for Ohio’s 37 Planned Parenthood centers by $1.7 million.

The proposal would make state managed federal funding for Planned Parenthood the lowest priority. A few Ohio Planned Parenthood centers perform abortions, but no federal dollars are used.

The Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus wants Gov. Kasich to veto the proposal, saying it would hurt women who depend on Planned Parenthood for health care such as pap tests. Kasich hasn’t responded.

But in a written statement to WKSU, Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols says the governor continues to work with lawmakers on the evolving budget and, "We don’t negotiate the budget through the media or with overtly partisan groups like this one.”

The head of the of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women’s Caucus, Cynthia Dempsey, rejects that.

“There’s nothing to negotiate about. This isn’t about back and forth on numbers; this is about limiting health care coverage for Ohio women.”

Dempsey is also concerned about language in the Republican budget amendments that calls for criminal charges and fines against sex education teachers who talk to students about so-called “gateway sexual activity” such as masturbation.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University