Citizens Need to Know What They are Voting For
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2014 (Dayton, OH) –
Contact: Margie Christie
Advocacy Outreach Director
Montgomery County citizens will again have a Human Services Levy on the ballot–to vote whether or not to approve the use of property tax funds to meet human services needs in the county. The Montgomery County Human Services Levy provides grants to organizations that help the aged, addicted, disabled, indigent and more.
But according to Montgomery County Family & Children First, the levy distributions and list of recipient agencies for 2015 will not be available to voters until December 2014, after the November 4th general election.
The 2014 levy’s grant recipients includes respected organizations such as St. Vincent de Paul, and Catholic Social Services. However, the Montgomery County Human Services Levy has in the past also funded abortion provider Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio.
“How can citizens vote for a levy without full information? Citizens have a right to know what organizations are receiving their tax funds,” said Paul Coudron, Executive Director, Dayton Right to Life. “Planned Parenthood is an organization that advocates for and carries out the killing of unborn human beings.”
“We need to know if Planned Parenthood is again receiving our tax funding the same as organizations who work to help, heal, and bring hope to people in need. Any funding to an abortion provider for any reason, supports its abortion agenda.”
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio has regional offices in Cincinnati, Dayton, Withamsville, Hamilton, Springdale, Springfield.
The web page for the Dayton Planned Parenthood office states: “If you learn you are pregnant and decide to terminate the pregnancy, we will provide you with abortion services or refer you to an abortion provider.”
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio’s Cincinnati abortion headquarters recently received a citation from the Ohio Department of Health, and risks being closed for operating outside the law.
Tom Kelley, Director
451 West Third Street, 9th floor
Dayton, OH 45422-3100
Phone: (937) 225-4379
Fax: (937) 496-7714
Deborah Feldman, Chair
Dayton Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404
Phone: (937) 641-3445
Fax: (937) 641-5395
David Melin, Chair
Montgomery County Human Services Levy Council