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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Anti-Women Measures in Governor Kasich's Budget

July 1, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement in response to new laws attacking women’s healthcare in Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Budget:

“Every Ohioan who cares about good government and the health of Ohio women and families should be shocked and disturbed by the numerous anti-woman measures Governor Kasich just signed into law as part of his state budget. This budget is yet another example of the war on women’s health that Governor Kasich and Republican extremists in the Ohio State Legislature continue to wage in Ohio and across the United States.

"With the states Gross Domestic Product for 2012 at an anemic 2.2%, the Governor and his conservative friends in the legislature need to stop obsessing over women’s reproductive health. They somehow find it necessary to shift the focus of a budget that needs to concentrate on job creation in Ohio to rolling-back women’s access to healthcare and family planning. These anti-woman measures were added without ever being debated. The provisions passed on a party-line vote because the Governor knew if he gave Ohioans the chance to voice their opposition to these measures there would have been a state-wide outcry. When it comes to access to health care, Ohioans need more of it, not less.”

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