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Mahoning women officeholders criticize Ohio budget with abortion restrictions

Published: Wed, July 3, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Two Democratic elected officials — Mahoning County Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti and Youngstown Clerk of Courts Sarah Brown-Clark — criticized Gov. John Kasich and his fellow Republicans in the state Legislature today for approving a budget the duo says restricts women health-care access.

Standing near the city’s Planned Parenthood facility on East Midlothian Boulevard, the two said Republicans are targeting women in the $62 billion biennium state budget signed into law Sunday by Kasich.

The budget bill requires a doctor to conduct an ultrasound for a fetal heartbeat before performing an abortion, places Planned Parenthood at the end of the list for family-planning federal money which will result in the loss of about $1.4 million for the organization, and makes it more challenging for new abortion clinics to open.

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1redeye1(5684 comments)posted 3 years ago

It figures these two liberals ( bleeding hearts) who are already too OLD have any babies would be the first to complain.

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2Catherine(8 comments)posted 3 years ago

Planned Parenthood - the biggest abortion business in the USA thanks to YOUR tax dollars.

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3MFC997(261 comments)posted 3 years ago

Does God REALLY bless Planned Parenthood like our Dear Leader has told us ..... ??

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4DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years ago

Uh, doesn't at least one of these women claim to be a RomanCatholic?

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5PCisnotcorrect(33 comments)posted 3 years ago

With all of the forms of birth control available to women these days, there should be no need for abortions, unless the mothers life is at stake.

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