The Ohio Senate on Wednesday quickly passed legislation to block state funding for Planned Parenthood's health education and prevention programs.
Senate Bill 214 passed the Republican-controlled Senate along party lines in a 23-10 vote and now heads to the House for consideration.
The bill would redirect about $1.3 million annually from Planned Parenthood to federally qualified health centers, health departments, and other clinics that don't perform or promote abortions or contract with facilities that do.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio offers birth control, cancer screenings, tests for sexually transmitted diseases and well-woman exams at its 28 centers across the state. Three centers perform abortions.
And of course they also do not provide fetal tissue samples to researchers, which is what inspired this new outrage in the first place.
Planned Parenthood as an agency is also no longer asking for reimbursement for the clinics in the only two states which provide fetal tissue for research purposes.
And yet for purely political reasons this Senate thinks it is reasonable to deprive the women of Ohio access to medical care and cancer screenings.
But remember there is NO war on women.
The war is on their uterus. And Republicans are planning to murder that sucker or imprison it and throw away the key.