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Christie Veto Shuts Down Abortion Clinics in NJ
National Review ^ | 9/23/2010 | Daniel Foster

Posted on 09/23/2010 7:17:29 AM PDT by Lakeshark

Part of Gov. Chris Christie’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: abortion; budget; eugenics; newjerseypolitics; prolife; taxfraud; taxwaste
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A great way to help balance the NJ budget.........
1 posted on 09/23/2010 7:17:32 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many babies did you save today!


2 posted on 09/23/2010 7:18:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (GO! PALADINO FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK!)
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To: Lakeshark

fewer “legalized” murders in NJ


3 posted on 09/23/2010 7:18:30 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Lakeshark
Talk about win-win -- even win-win-win! :)
4 posted on 09/23/2010 7:19:09 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Lakeshark

NICE!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 09/23/2010 7:20:05 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Lakeshark

They should never have received public funds to begin with.


6 posted on 09/23/2010 7:20:22 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Lakeshark

How I would love to see Haley Barbour and Chris Christie running to lead this nation in 2012!


7 posted on 09/23/2010 7:20:29 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Lakeshark

What’s not to like?


8 posted on 09/23/2010 7:20:32 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Lakeshark

Woman should pay out of their ouwn pockes to kill their children.


9 posted on 09/23/2010 7:20:59 AM PDT by fml
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To: Lakeshark

This Christie guy rocks.


10 posted on 09/23/2010 7:21:28 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: Lakeshark

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.


11 posted on 09/23/2010 7:21:42 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: trolley
So what you going to complain about now Troll-ey?
12 posted on 09/23/2010 7:22:00 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Lakeshark
But, but, but I thought these compassionate medical professionals performed abortions because THEY CARED about women????!!!!

They do it just for MONEY?????!!!!!

Oh, the disillusionment.

God bless Gov. Christie.

13 posted on 09/23/2010 7:22:23 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Lakeshark

Awesome ... The veto pen is mightier than the sword. Gov. Christie has surely saved many innocent lives by this action.


14 posted on 09/23/2010 7:22:31 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Lakeshark

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.

Praise God!


15 posted on 09/23/2010 7:22:35 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: maryz
A win-win-winner?

Absolutely

:-)

16 posted on 09/23/2010 7:22:44 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Republicans in the legislature backed down,

Wonderful. Replace them with people who WANT to do it, not do it grudgingly.


17 posted on 09/23/2010 7:23:42 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Lakeshark

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.


18 posted on 09/23/2010 7:23:52 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Tribune7

>>God bless Gov. Christie. <<

Amen!


19 posted on 09/23/2010 7:24:06 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: Lakeshark

Impossible! He’s a RINO! He never gets any results! He’s all talk! [insert more one percenter blather as needed] Aaargh!


20 posted on 09/23/2010 7:24:45 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Lakeshark

Usually liberals scream that budget cutting will kill people.

This time, they can’t say that.


21 posted on 09/23/2010 7:25:01 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Artemis Webb

>>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.<<

Could be but I’m not sure I care at all.
God works in mysterious ways.


22 posted on 09/23/2010 7:25:38 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: Lakeshark
Parenthood of Southern New Jersey president Lynn Brown told the newspaper, "We are in think bloodlust mode and creative destructive mode and we are doing all that we can to try and salvage to see KILL as many people as we need to see possibly can.
23 posted on 09/23/2010 7:26:04 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: lurk

Maybe now they will start to take state’s rights seriously.


24 posted on 09/23/2010 7:26:33 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Lakeshark

Christie for President!!!


25 posted on 09/23/2010 7:26:41 AM PDT by jboot (Let Christ be true and every man a liar.)
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To: DManA
The article says they backed down so his veto wouldn't be overridden.

That was a good thing, it allowed the clinics to have funds cut off.

26 posted on 09/23/2010 7:27:00 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

best guv in America?


27 posted on 09/23/2010 7:27:50 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Artemis Webb
I’m pretty sure that the reason for the veto had more to do with belt tightening than the abortion issue.

Christie is quite openly pro-life.

28 posted on 09/23/2010 7:27:54 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: netmilsmom

Re #22

Amen


29 posted on 09/23/2010 7:28:55 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Lakeshark

Praise GOD!! :*)

(How long will it last??)


30 posted on 09/23/2010 7:29:21 AM PDT by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: Lakeshark
Wow. I love this guy!

(And praise the LORD for the saving of those precious lives!)

31 posted on 09/23/2010 7:29:47 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: jboot
He has said he isn't interested in running for president.

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.

32 posted on 09/23/2010 7:30:04 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Artemis Webb

I’d trade him for our gov any time, plus the republican squish who looks like he will win this year.


33 posted on 09/23/2010 7:31:31 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: DManA
Republicans in the legislature backed down

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.

34 posted on 09/23/2010 7:31:32 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
"Christie is quite openly pro-life."

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?

35 posted on 09/23/2010 7:31:38 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Lakeshark

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.


36 posted on 09/23/2010 7:31:51 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Artemis Webb

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.


37 posted on 09/23/2010 7:33:44 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Lakeshark

This is how you save unborn lives. One state, one clinic, one life at a time. Way to go, Chris.


38 posted on 09/23/2010 7:33:49 AM PDT by Notary Sojac
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To: Lakeshark
I have always believed that fiscal conservatism aides the cause of social conservatism. Receding government empowers the voices and wallets of social conservatives.
39 posted on 09/23/2010 7:34:28 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: DManA
I know little about NJ politics, other than his becoming governor was just shy of some sort of a miracle.

You may be right about them not wanting to back down, but the good news is they did.

40 posted on 09/23/2010 7:34:44 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Get rid of these giant consolodated spending bills at the Fed level and a lot of the crazy spending goes away.


41 posted on 09/23/2010 7:36:20 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: Lakeshark

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!!!


42 posted on 09/23/2010 7:36:36 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Lakeshark

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.


43 posted on 09/23/2010 7:37:20 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Lakeshark
I wish he hadn't done a few things (mosque, Castle), so he ain't perfect.

(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.

44 posted on 09/23/2010 7:38:01 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Not another Christie Todd Whitman so far . . . .


45 posted on 09/23/2010 7:38:35 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
I have always believed that fiscal conservatism aides the cause of social conservatism

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.

46 posted on 09/23/2010 7:39:27 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Artemis Webb

Maybe Christie isn’t Jesse Helms, but he *is* pro-life. I’m sure he enjoyed this veto more than most.


47 posted on 09/23/2010 7:40:13 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: fml
Woman should pay out of their ouwn pockes to kill their children.

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.


48 posted on 09/23/2010 7:40:44 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Lakeshark

You are right. They should be praised. I’m too cynical.


49 posted on 09/23/2010 7:41:00 AM PDT by DManA
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To: netmilsmom
>>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.<<

Could be but I’m not sure I care at all. God works in mysterious ways.

This is one of my favorite recent poltical stories.

50 posted on 09/23/2010 7:42:36 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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