Anti-Abortion Groups en Ohio Budget Amendment Demotes Planned Parenthood <p>House Republicans in Ohio are pursuing a proposal that targets abortion providers like Planned Parenthood while directing public health care dollars to other programs that help uninsured and underinsured women.</p><p>To avoid constitutional issues, lawmakers placed Planned Parenthood at the back of the line for money rather than defunding it entirely.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:41:34 +0000 Associated Press 14751 at Pro-life group endorses Ohio health care amendment <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio(AP) - The anti-abortion group Ohio Right to Life is throwing its support behind a ballot issue that seeks to keep the government from requiring people to buy health insurance.</p><p>The organization said Tuesday it was endorsing what&#39;s called the Health Care Freedom Amendment. The proposed amendment to the state&#39;s constitution would prohibit any law from forcing Ohioans to participate in a health care system.</p><p>Voters will decide the issue on Nov. 8.</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 11:24:57 +0000 Associated Press 3990 at Ohio Judge Tosses Anti-Abortion Group's Lawsuit <p>CINCINNATI, Ohio - A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit by an anti-abortion group that claimed Ohio law restricts political speech.</p><p>The judge also Monday refused to dismiss former U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus&#39; defamation lawsuit against the group over advertising criticizing his vote on the health care overhaul.</p><p>The lawsuits stem from disputes over billboards the Susan B. Anthony List planned during Driehaus&#39; unsuccessful 2010 re-election campaign. The Democrat sought an Ohio Election Commission order blocking the billboards over possibly false claims.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:46:20 +0000 Associated Press 2572 at