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

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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.

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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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