Chris Christie Vetoes Bill Providing Funding For Planned Parenthood

Abortion mill giant Planned Parenthood is under fire, and rightfully so, after a series of videos showed employees at its clinics willingly aiding and abetting a self-confessed pimp in setting up abortion services for underage hookers.

One of the videos took place in New Jersey, and when a bill providing funding for Planned Parenthood in the state was sent to Governor Chris Christie’s desk he decided to veto it:

Following the release of a video that has received nationwide attention showing Planned Parenthood staff at a New Jersey abortion center helping alleged sexual traffickers cover up their crimes with abortions and STD testing, Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill funding Planned Parenthood.

A new undercover video shows Planned Parenthood officials in New Jersey telling a pimp and his prostitute assistant how they can get abortions for young teenage girls who, Planned Parenthood officials are informed, are Asians in the country illegally and forced into the sex trade. The staffer was later fired for her actions.

The Perth Amboy abortion center where the video is filmed is the second-largest Planned Parenthood center operated by Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey and the abortion business plans to double its number of abortion centers in the state.

Christie has already yanked state taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood but the state legislature sent him a bill to restore the taxpayer funds.

Good on Governor Christie, though you’d have to wonder why he’d sign such funding into law even in the absence of the recent videos detailing the organization’s perfidy. After all, given New Jersey’s woeful fiscal position, the politicians really have no business spending tax payer dollars on funding abortions.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • SigFan

    Good for Christie. Too bad we can’t pull all public funding (both state and federal) for these baby killers.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Rob, are you in favor of preventing medical aid to criminals or prostitutes because you don’t like their chosen profession from a moral perspective?

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Mountainmouth

      Maybe you can find a way to privately fund what YOU support. You are proposing that criminal behavior be subsidized with tax dollars. Do you not see any problem there?

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        Shall we talk about Dimmocrats, Liberals, and funding criminal activity with tax dollars? Let’s start at the top: President Obama’s salary and perks.

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    Abortion is a big money maker. Even aside from the moral issues why would anyone think it was appropriate to fund abortion mills with tax money.

    • Guest

      Toot, I see you are continuing with the bald and questionable assertions. One would think that, given your opinions are public and you live in the same community, you would make an effort to control your statements.

      Like that hack-job character assassination piece you leveled at the Education Board. Ever heard of an ad hominem? Care to not piss in the pool you need to swim in? Perhaps you should seek guidance on making arguments now that you have the character assassination and uncontrolled assertions down pat.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        Keep those ad hominems coming! They’re so exciting!

  • Guest

    Given New Jersey is New Jersey, the only opinions that matter are the ones that people in New Jersey have. Thanks for your input, now go sit on your small-government supporting hands.

    If Christie respected democracy, he would likely support the option which a majority of the state supports. He did not. Clearly his goals have little to do with remaining governor of New Jersey and that is a problem for the function of that democracy.

    Would you like to have a governor in your state who is playing to the conservative hoards from elsewhere or would you like one who represents you?

    Christie is either going to be pres or be done. You can tell which square his chips are in.

    • camsaure

      UUH, I do believe that he was elected by the public, was he not? That would mean a majority.

      • Guest

        Mandates from the public vary by issue, not politician.

        • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

          Sort of. But not really.

          • Guest

            When we are talking about flip-floppers like the GOP, you are correct sir. Did you see the cons suddenly start caring about the constitution when Bush wanted TARP money? Talk about a situation where the mandate fluctuates by the hour, by the emotional appeal, and not by the issue or the candidate.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Yeah, it’s weird how people “suddenly start caring” when constitutional issues arise. They should “slowly start caring”—and, of course, such people tend to be on the Right, since Dimmocraps and the left don’t give a rat’s ass about the constitution unless it is to their advantage to do so.

  • $8194357

    Congress defunded ACORN as well but how long did that last? About as long as Rahms citizenship requirements?

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