The fact that the state whose governor said today that he would propose a federal agency to spread Judeo-Christian values across the world was also the state to vote, once again, to defund Planned Parenthood is not surprising.
The Ohio House of Representatives this evening joined the Ohio Senate, which had previously voted to defund Planned Parenthood back in October. The House's vote went 62-30, right along with party lines. It previously emerged from committee on an 8-4 vote. Seven of those votes came from Republicans; one came from Democrat Bill Patmon, one of the bill's sponsors.
It's similar to the Senate bill and Kasich has previously said he supports the idea.
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