Planned Parenthood calls NDSU funding a “warning” to anti-abortion elected leaders

“We are gratified by this decision and we are ready to move forward. We have a responsibility to make sure that we are preparing young people in our state for productive and bright futures. Preventing teen pregnancy helps break the cycle of poverty, improves educational attainment, and improves health outcomes. Because the health and well-being of our young people is paramount, we’re thrilled that we can continue this work in North Dakota.

“We’re also very pleased that NDSU will be able to move forward with this important research which will no doubt inform public health programs for young people for years to come in the state. The professors we are partnering with at NDSU are experts in adolescent health and we are proud to work with them going forward.”

“Yesterday’s news marks a decisive warning to North Dakota officials and politicians nationwide who would seek to prevent teens from sex education and life skills education by Planned Parenthood educators. Politics should never interfere with health care or education.”

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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