"Ohio lawmakers have no valid reason to steer Medicaid funding away from Planned Parenthood."Yep. You read it right. But read on. It gets better later in the editorial:
"Ohioans want lawmakers to focus on restoring the state's economy and managing its budget wisely, yet Republican lawmakers persist in pushing divisive measures that pander to a minority in the party's base of support."The "Big D", as the Dispatch has often been called as it rises across the street from the Statehouse, is reacting, of course, to the Republican dominated House Health and Aging Committee's vote to deliver a proposed law to the House floor that would "reprioritize" the use of federal funds for family planning services in the state as a way to curb abortions.
One other incisive observation in the editorial:
"Beyond all of the ideological posturing, another fact remains: Better access to contraception, including that provided by Planned Parenthood is the surest way to prevent abortions."The editorial didn't got so far as to describe the GOP lawmakers as morons. I will.
P.S. The results of the presidential election has already forced some Republicans to reflect on their own wayward path. Might the Dispatch now be thinking about the possible damage that the right-wing antics might inflict on their friend, Gov. Kasich, when he seeks reelection? Just a thought, folks.