I just finished reading the GOP’s less than bold Pledge to America, and then I came across this item at National Review:
Part of Gov. Chris Christie’s belt-tightening plan for New Jersey was the termination of $7.5 million in public funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, a decision Democrats in the legislature countermanded with a bill that cleared the Senate with a 30-10 vote — sufficient to override a veto. But when that veto came and the Democrats scheduled an override vote, Republicans in the legislature backed down, and the measure failed 23-17.
Now, Planned Parenthood facilities in the state are shuttering their doors:
After the New Jersey state Senate defeated an attempt to override the decision of Gov. Chris Christie to cut off state taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood abortion businesses, the first facility run by the national abortion giant is closing.
The Cherry Hill Courier Post newspaper says a Planned Parenthood facility located on Haddonfield Road and operated by Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey will close down.
PP-SNJ stands to lose as much as $160,000 in taxpayer funds because of Christie’s decision and the upholding of his veto. With the closing of the Cherry Hill center, Planned Parenthood customers seeking abortions or other “services” must go to PP centers in Camden, Bellmawr, and Edgewater Park.
Imagine that, taking on one the left’s sacred cows and having NJ Senate Republicans mimic Christie’s testosterone.
The thing I would like to know is why can pro abortion advocates privately fund abortion? I am a pro-lifer and I fervently believe all innocent life deserves a chance at life. So strongly is my belief that I am willing to put my money where my mouth is and I give as generously as I can to the pro-life cause. If pro-abortion advocates believe as strongly as I do, why don’t they fund their own cause, rather than constantly try to have the public pick up the tab through the back door?
As very hard times approach this nation, it is high time we all give a serious look at all of these supposed “sacred cows” that must constantly be funded.
The National GOP would do well to ask Chris Christie to help them rewrite their pledge. As the current Pledge stands now, it is the basic stuff that Republicans should have been doing all along. It doesn’t tackle the hard stuff like runaway entitlements.
Here is a little advice from Chris Christie for the national GOP :
Via: National Review
Video h/t: The Right Scoop