NC Budget To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

This has obviously made the abortion on demand supporters upset

Following the lead of states like Indiana and Kansas, the Republican-led North Carolina legislature inserted a provision in the state budget targeting funding to Planned Parenthood.

The provider of family planning services will no longer be able to do business with the state or compete for the Department of Health and Human Services grants and contracts that amounted to $434,000 in 2010-11.

“It’s just a political attack against Planned Parenthood and the thousands of men and women we serve,” said Patty Dillon, the nonprofit’s North Carolina field coordinator.

Although Planned Parenthood may be most associated in the public eye with providing abortion services, Dillon said state money isn’t used to defray the cost of abortions.

“Abortions are a very important procedure we provide, but the majority of the services we provide are preventable (illness) services,” she said.

Here’s an idea: stop providing abortions. Then people wouldn’t have a problem with taxpayer money being used to prop up the organization.

Still, House Majority Leader Paul Stam said the move has an ideological basis, noting many lawmakers don’t want to support an organization that provides abortions.

“If you’re providing these funds for other things, you’re essentially strengthening its infrastructure to do abortions,” said Stam, R-Wake. “We’re just providing those services through the public health department rather than a political organization.”

Expect lawsuits from groups and Los Federales.

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2 Responses to “NC Budget To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding”

  1. captainfish says:

    I’m sorry… what “preventable services” do they offer? And what does that have to do with Planned Parenthood?

    Could that be just another euphemism for a baby like NMP Obama thinks of it? (I’ve always wondered what NMP’s kids thought of their dad for thinking a baby is a really bad thing to being “saddled with”.)

    Yeah, if they don’t do murders, I’d have no problem giving them funding for training people how not to have sex.

  2. The very fact that the first thing anyone thinks of when Planned Parenthood is mentioned is abortion should tell them all they need to know.

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