Planned Parenthood performs the most abortions in the United States.
Most are aware that Planned Parenthood receives federal subsidies, but many state governments provide them with taxpayer funds as well.
However, they just received some bad news that could shut down their abortion factories down for good.
Recently, we reported that the Federal Appeals Court ruled to allow Ohio to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood because they perform abortions.
Now, Ohio officially cut off 100% of their subsidies to Planned Parenthood’s abortion operation.
This ruling gives each state the legal precedence required to defund Planned Parenthood.
The Columbus Dispatch:
The state is cutting off Planned Parenthood’s funding from Ohio taxpayers.
Last week, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld an Ohio law that allows the state to cut off state funding to abortion providers. On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health announced it will end Planned Parenthood’s funding in 30 days.
Iris Harvey, president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, called the announcement “heartless.”
“Ohio continues to put politics over people, putting them at greater risk,” Harvey said. “This isn’t about politics, this is about lifesaving health care.”
The terms of the decision are such: A 2016 law signed into effect by then-Gov. John Kasich sought to slash Planned Parenthood’s funding because the organization performs abortion. The law was originally struck down by a federal district judge, then by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But the full appellate court upheld the measure, reversing the other judges’ findings.
This is exciting news for the Pro-Life Movement.
Not only does this cut Planned Parenthood off from Ohio’s taxpayer money, it could lead to other states cutting them off as well.
The abortion industry is afraid they could be finished.
Should state governments defund Planned Parenthood?
Let us know what you think in the comments.