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Posted on May 23, 2016 |

Judge Halts Planned Parenthood Budget Cut

Judge Halts Planned Parenthood Budget Cut

Some of the more than 100 people who marked the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision with a prayer vigil at Cincinnati's Planned Parenthood abortion center last week.

Some of the more than 100 people who marked the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision with a prayer vigil at Cincinnati’s Planned Parenthood abortion center in January.

UPDATE 5/24: Link to Judge’s decision added

Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliates should have been cut off from most state money Monday, if a law signed by Gov. Kasich had gone into effect.

Instead, a Cincinnati judge granted Planned Parenthood a temporary stay Monday afternoon. It will delay the law until June 6.

Almost $1.4 million in grants to the nation’s largest abortion business would have been ended if the law had gone into effect, freeing the money to go to clinics and other heath providers that do not kill.

“If ‘choice’ is so important to Planned Parenthood, why do they and their allies refuse to let Ohio voters choose how their tax dollars are spent?” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, which had made social media posts announcing that the law had gone into effect earlier in the day. “Through their elected leaders, pro-life voters have determined the need for a fiscal policy that does not come at the cost of human lives. Elections matter – one special interest’s dissatisfaction with the consequences doesn’t give them the power to compel taxpayers into a business partnership they don’t want.”

For UD District Court Michael Barrett’s decision, click here.

Read the Cincinnati Enquirer’s coverage here.

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