Ohio Senate Halts Plans for Bill Targeting Planned Parenthood

November 28, 2012 — An Ohio Senate leader on Tuesday said he will not move forward with a bill (HB 298) that would place Planned Parenthood last in line for public family planning funds, the AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

State Senate President Tom Niehaus (R) said the Legislature would not have enough time to consider the policy issues related to the measure.

Niehaus added that he has considered the "entirety of the work" provided by Planned Parenthood clinics and concluded that the organization offers needed services that are unavailable elsewhere (AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11/27).