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NJ Governor Christie Halts Funding For Planned Parenthood

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By Debbie Cohen, Christian Post Contributor
July 9, 2011|11:52 pm

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed another attempt to restore funding for Planned Parenthood in his state. Christie rejected the legislation on June 30, citing New Jersey does not have the money within its budget.

The New Jersey Senate ruled in favor to restore $7.5 million in funding for the abortion giant, but Christie knocked the measure down. He vetoed a similar measure last year and two Planned Parenthood clinics shut down soon after.

Christians and pro-life constituents are thrilled, but others, such as Michele Jaker, executive director of the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of New Jersey is disappointed.

“This is not the first time that Governor Christie has demonstrated his disregard for the thousands of New Jersey women and men who need access to basic reproductive healthcare,” said Jaker in a recent press release. “Restoring funding for family planning would have provided life-saving preventive healthcare.”

Pro-life organization New Jersey Right to Life President Marie Tasey stated in a recent press release that Governor Christie is protecting women and young girls of New Jersey by refusing to use our tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood family planning clinics.

“Lawmakers pushing for funding of Planned Parenthood family planning clinics should be held accountable, not only for their advocacy of an organization that has repeatedly aided and abetted the sex traffickers and abusers of minor girls, but for also trying to force taxpayers to be complicit in these reprehensible acts against women and young girls,” said Tasey in her press release.

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The Democrats cannot override Christie’s vote at this time due to lack of votes.

 

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