My sources for this article are National Review Online and nj.com. Something very interesting has happened in New Jersey. I am not sure exactly how this worked, but Governor Christie (my new hero) cut $7.5 million in public funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. Because the state legislature failed to override his veto of their trying to reinstate the cut, Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey saw a $160,000 cut in its funds. Because of these cuts, appointments usually held at the Planned Parenthood Cherry Hill clinic will be moved to clinics in Camden, Bellmawr and Edgewater Park, the report said.
I have a few questions on this. Why was the state giving $160,000 to an abortion clinic to begin with? This was not a cut in the money spent on uninsured patients–this was a cut in the public funding for Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. Why, in a time of economic hardship for taxpayers, was public money being used in this way? Abortion is a moral issue and there are many people in the country who oppose abortion unless the life of the mother is truly threatened. These people are taxpayers. Why are their wishes being ignored?
Congratulations to Governor Christie!