Brown Statement on Sixth Circuit Ruling That Threatens Women’s Healthcare in Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement in response to a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allows the state of Ohio to strip state funding from Planned Parenthood, threatening healthcare for Ohioans who rely on the organization for medical treatment and services. 

“Today’s ruling rewards a political stunt by state lawmakers that has real consequences for Ohio women and families,” said Brown. “By blocking funding for women to access potentially lifesaving healthcare – including breast and cervical cancer screenings and infant mortality prevention programs – Ohio lawmakers are putting politics over the health and safety of their constituents.”