COLUMBUS, Ohio - Planned Parenthood is scheduled to begin airing a TV ad that criticizes Ohio Gov. John Kasich for signing a state budget last month that they say restricts the work of rape counselors.
The Columbus Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/12oG6fS ) reports the ad will be broadcast in central Ohio starting Wednesday.
Misha Barnes is the managing director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. She told the newspaper the restrictions are "egregious" because they limit women's access to health care during a very vulnerable time.
The state's spending bill that Kasich signed June 30 includes several anti-abortion measures. One prohibits rape counselors receiving taxpayer dollars from recommending abortion facilities to women impregnated by their attackers. Another one limits government funding for Planned Parenthood clinics and public hospitals that provide abortions.