Skip to comments.Christie Veto Shuts Down Abortion Clinics in NJ
Posted on 09/23/2010 7:17:29 AM PDT by Lakeshark
Part of Gov. Chris Christies belt-tightening plan for New Jersey was the termination of $7.5 million in public funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, a decision Democrats in the legislature countermanded with a bill that cleared the Senate with a 30-10 vote sufficient to override a veto. But when that veto came and the Democrats scheduled an override vote, Republicans in the legislature backed down, and the measure failed 23-17.
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How many babies did you save today!
fewer “legalized” murders in NJ
They should never have received public funds to begin with.
How I would love to see Haley Barbour and Chris Christie running to lead this nation in 2012!
What’s not to like?
Woman should pay out of their ouwn pockes to kill their children.
This Christie guy rocks.
One down and more to do!
“PP-SNJ stands to lose as much as $160,000 in taxpayer funds because of Christie’s decision and the upholding of his veto. With the closing of the Cherry Hill center, Planned Parenthood customers seeking abortions or other “services” must go to PP centers in Camden, Bellmawr, and Edgewater Park.”
I don’t want my tax dollars used to murder babies.
They do it just for MONEY?????!!!!!
Oh, the disillusionment.
God bless Gov. Christie.
Awesome ... The veto pen is mightier than the sword. Gov. Christie has surely saved many innocent lives by this action.
I’d be thrilled if my governor SPENT $7.5 million in tax dollars to shut down a Planned Parenthood abortion factory. Christie managaes to save the NJ taxpayers that money while doing it.
Republicans in the legislature backed down,
Wonderful. Replace them with people who WANT to do it, not do it grudgingly.
Christie is NOT as conservative as this action would suggest. I’m pretty sure that the reason for the veto had more to do with belt tightening than the abortion issue. Nonetheless nobody can make the claim that Christie does not “walk the walk”. He’s gutsy as hell. NJ is lucky to have him.
>>God bless Gov. Christie. <<
Impossible! He’s a RINO! He never gets any results! He’s all talk! [insert more one percenter blather as needed] Aaargh!
Usually liberals scream that budget cutting will kill people.
This time, they can’t say that.
>>Christie is NOT as conservative as this action would suggest. Im pretty sure that the reason for the veto had more to do with belt tightening than the abortion issue.<<
Could be but I’m not sure I care at all.
God works in mysterious ways.
Maybe now they will start to take state’s rights seriously.
Christie for President!!!
That was a good thing, it allowed the clinics to have funds cut off.
best guv in America?
Christie is quite openly pro-life.
Praise GOD!! :*)
(How long will it last??)
(And praise the LORD for the saving of those precious lives!)
I could see him being a great vp candidate if asked. He handles the press really well and does a great job attacking the libs head on.
I wish he hadn't done a few things (mosque, Castle), so he ain't perfect.
I’d trade him for our gov any time, plus the republican squish who looks like he will win this year.
Besides the governor, there are very few pro-life Republicans in statewide office in NJ.
The NJ GOP is more or less the definition of country club Republicanism, and in comparison the governor looks like a right winger.
The success of his governorship and the possibility of a Tea Party-driven Congressional upset in the 6th district will start to embolden actual NJ conservative Republicans.
Is he? I had no idea and never would have guessed. It's almost amazing to me that New Jersey would have elected him. Was the Catholic vote much of a factor?
The key phrase is backed down. That implies that they changed their position from supporting the veto override to opposing it. That tells me they did it grudgingly and their heart wasn’t in it.
I just tell people that Christie is PERFECT for New Jersey and that he is the definitive TEA party politician, and leave it at that.
This is how you save unborn lives. One state, one clinic, one life at a time. Way to go, Chris.
You may be right about them not wanting to back down, but the good news is they did.
Get rid of these giant consolodated spending bills at the Fed level and a lot of the crazy spending goes away.
WOW! Thanks very much for posting.
Denigrate, defund, dismantle, destroy anti-life TOTALITARIANS and their collectivist programs.
LIFE, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
HOORAY Governor Christie!!!
It is interesting that Planned Parenthood cannot exist in N.J. without taxpayer support.
These pro-aborts are all talk and no support. If it’s so important to them why won’t they open their own pocket books and pay for it.
They compound the evil by using the threat of government violence to FORCE the rest of us to pay for it.
(1) While many clowns claim that he supported the mosuqe, he emphatically did not. He said the people whose opinions should be consulted on it are not New Jersey politicians but the families of the victims. How that possibly means an endorsement of the mosque is beyond me.
(2) He endorsed Castle because Castle was a lock in a general election. Looking at the current poll numbers in DE (Tea Party candidates are surging everywhere but there, probably because it is more of a Democrat state than New York is) his instinct was correct.
Christie a moderate-to-conservative pragmatist. He is paving the way to better things.
Not another Christie Todd Whitman so far . . . .
Great observation. Reagan understood that best of all I think.
When I hear GOPers talking about waving the white flag on social issues it makes me want to barf.
Maybe Christie isn’t Jesse Helms, but he *is* pro-life. I’m sure he enjoyed this veto more than most.
And then both them and the provider should spend time in prison for murder.
But so long as this immoral society is going to allow infanticide, it certainly should NEVER EVER be paid for by taxpayer dollars. PERIOD. NEVER!
But so long as people in power (think President Obama who specifically said that he would not want to burden his daughter with the punishment of carrying a baby if she got pregnant) are all fine and dandy with infanticide - nothing will change.
You are right. They should be praised. I’m too cynical.
Could be but Im not sure I care at all. God works in mysterious ways.
This is one of my favorite recent poltical stories.