Reproductive Freedom Legislation

HB 298 – Family Planning Funding (2011-2012)

Link to Bill:
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_298
Status:
Failed
Summary:

HB 298 and its companion bill SB 201 seek to adjust the prioritization of funds granted to family planning centers so that centers higher in priority must be fully funded before centers that are lower in priority.

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Committee:
Health and Aging (H)
Companion Bill:
SB 201
LSC Legislation Status:
http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou129.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0298?OpenDocument
Jurisdiction/Legislation Level:
State
Our take on this bill:

HB 298 and its companion bill SB 201 reprioritize funding for family planning centers in Ohio to make funding for nonpublic entities that specialize in family planning services the last priority. With public hospitals and clinics already being prohibited from performing most abortions, this bill could dramatically limit reproductive choice across the state by removing a major financial resource from many organizations that offer abortion among their health services.

Bill Status:

Bill voted out of committee on 11/14/2012

Bill substituted on 11/15/2012