As the state drafts its plan to be submitted to the federal government, as directed by Obamacare, it's up to the Governor whether he wants to try to include spending taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in Ohio.
In response, Ohio's GOP congressional delegation is making a stand:
In a letter, Reps. John Boehner (R-West Chester), Steve LaTourette (R-Bainbridge), Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township), Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland), Michael Turner (R-Centerville), Jim Jordan (R-Urbana), Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and Steve Austria (R-Beavercreek) expressed concern over reports that several states have submitted – and the Obama administration initially approved – plans to create taxpayer-funded high-risk pool health plans under ObamaCare that would cover elective abortions. The Obama administration has since backpedaled and said it will not approve such state plans. But given the mixed messages sent last week by the Administration and significant public opposition to taxpayer funding of abortion, the Ohio legislators are seeking assurances from Gov. Strickland that Ohio’s own plan – which has not yet been finalized, according to state officials – will not include elective abortion as benefit.In a time of such fiscal instability, the last thing Ohio needs to be doing is spending money on procedures such as these. Let's hope Governor Strickland comes to his senses.