SB 201 – Family Planning Funding (2011-2012)
Link to Bill:http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_201
SB 201 and its companion bill HB 298 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.
Primary Sponsors:Sen. Jordan (R)
Secondary Sponsors:Sen. Lehner (R)
Companion Bill:HB 298
LSC Legislation Status:http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/sen129.nsf/Senate+Bill+Number/0201?OpenDocument
Our take on this bill:
SB 201 and its companion bill HB 298 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.