or not.... these guys are comical in their actions.
Ohio Republicans vote to put Planned Parenthood at bottom of funding list
State Republicans wade back into women's rights row with move to curb funding to health provider in the buckeye state
But on Wednesday, state Republicans have once again been accused of a "war against women", after an Ohio state committee voted in favour of a bill which will put Planned Parenthood, the largest reproductive and sexual healthcare provider in the US, at the bottom of the state's priority system for federal family planning funds.
Pro-life activists have long campaigned for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, because they also provide abortions. The decision could affect as many as 100,000 women who depend on the health provider.
Two committee rooms and an overflow room were packed with Planned Parenthood supporters and pro-choice activists, according to observers who spoke to the Guardian. They chanted "Hear us now" in the halls outside the committee where the bill was being heard.
But the vote split along party lines, 11 Republicans to nine Democrat and the Ohio House Health and Aging Committee passed House Bill 298. As three Republicans were not present, the vote is incomplete but it is expected to pass without difficulty. It will then go to the full floor of the House, which has a Republican super-majority and is likely to be passed.
Nina Turner, the Democratic state senator for Cleveland, said: "For the life of me, I cannot understand why Republicans are so intent on taking away from women the right to make their own choices about their bodies."
"Voters soundly rejected the foolishness of the radical right on election day in favor of the dignity of American women, but some lawmakers must not have heard."
Rest of article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...nthood-funding