Friday, March 19, 2010

Facing massive deficit, NJ governor proposes cutting Planned Parenthood from budget

Trenton, N.J., Mar 19, 2010 / 03:18 am (CNA).- As part of a wider budget cutting plan, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has proposed the complete elimination of millions of dollars of funding for “family planning” agencies run by Planned Parenthood.

Christie, a Republican who took office in January, faces an $11 billion deficit.

According to Mary Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life (NJRTL), Planned Parenthood-run agencies have been receiving millions of state taxpayer dollars. Their funding had nearly doubled since 2002.

In the same period, New Jersey was one of the top three states with the highest teen abortion rates...
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