(CBN News) – Planned Parenthood clinics across the state of Ohio have been receiving notifications from the Ohio Department of Health informing them that their state funding will soon come to an end. The notice comes following a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month that insisted there was nothing unconstitutional about a 2016 state law that bans the state from allocating preventive health dollars to any organization that “performs or promotes” non-therapeutic abortion.
A non-therapeutic abortion is defined as a termination that is not medically necessary — i.e., what many would term, “abortion for convenience.” The letters stated that the funding would cease as of April 20. According to Cleveland.com, last year ODH granted some $600,000 to Planned Parenthood clinics for services including the STD (sexually transmitted disease) Control program and the Minority HIV/AIDS initiative. READ MORE