Legislator Promises To Get To The Bottom Of Partnership Between NDSU And Planned Parenthood


On Friday I had the opportunity to sit in for my good friend Scott Hennen on his radio show, and I interviewed state Rep. Bette Grande about the news that North Dakota State University is partnering with Planned Parenthood to push sex education.

Grande is extremely concerned about our federal tax dollars going to a far-left political group like Planned Parenthood, and how North Dakota State University came to approve the partnership especially after the state of North Dakota specifically turned down these funds (which were a part of the Obamacare bill).

Here’s the audio:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJlFlH4E43E&w=640&h=360]

This is yet another example, I think, of why the state’s university system can’t be trusted to govern itself. The university system may like to think of themselves as independent of the state government, but that’s not true. The universities are state institutions, created by the state constitution to serve state interests, and if the elected leaders of our state make a decision the universities should be obliged to obey.

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.

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  • Hal736

    Bette Grande is a solid Conservative and a very bright person. We are fortunate to have her representing us!

  • sbark

    She could double up and research why UND, at taxpayor expense, is having an avowed communist speak at that Univ. as Port pointed out last week.

  • kevindf

    It’s just another money grab by NDSU.

  • camsaure

    I’m sure glad to see someone has some guts in ND. Hit em where it hurts, in the pocketbook.

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    I’m pretty sure that you can teach sex education without involving the abortion providers who make big money off of that despicable business venture.

  • Dallas

    Most fellow lawmakers regard Betty as dumb as a rock. I suspect Betty and Margret Sittee will be regulars on the ‘Walter Cronkite’ oil industry radio show.

    • Dan

      Most “fellow politicians” are just that…politicians. Grande, OTOH, is a public servant who “gets it”. Her constituents are amongst the wisest in the state.

      Every senator & representative should be on board with wanting PP/NDSU investigated.

      • camsaure

        Bingo, you hit that nail on the head