Skip to comments.North Carolina poised to defund Planned Parenthood after House votes to override veto
Posted on 06/15/2011 12:25:34 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
RALEIGH, June 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Just after midnight Monday night, House members of North Carolinas General Assembly overrode a veto of a state budget that barred funding for Planned Parenthood, making the state poised to join several others that have cut off funding for Americas largest abortion provider.
The Greensboro News & Record reported that the Senate may vote as early as today, although it could postpone consideration until Thursday.
North Carolina Democrat Governor Bev Purdue vetoed the legislation that had been sent to her earlier this month by the General Assembly, which is dominated by Republicans.
We think weve done something historic on several different levels, said House Speaker Thom Tillis after the vote to override her veto.
In the wake of the override vote Wednesday morning, Planned Parenthood immediately asked supporters for donations and condemned the vote as opposing lifesaving cancer screenings and birth control.
The continued misleading attacks on Planned Parenthood expose a cynical and coldhearted willingness to further a divisive political agenda even if it will deny women access to lifesaving preventive healthcare, said Paige Johnson, Vice-President of Public Policy with Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, in a press release.
Johnson also said her organization is considering all options to defend itself, including a lawsuit.
Both Kansas and Indiana have passed measures to defund Planned Parenthood this year.
If PP wants the $,
all they have to do is stop doing abortions.
Congress is the outfit that should totally defund Planned Parenthood.
Elections have consequences.
Obama and the Senate will keep blocking any defunding. However, the States can individually defund (should have done it a LONG time ago) until the GOP takes the Senate and Presidency.
it is good to hear, the chicken woman, bev purdue, was hung out on a hook, sliced, and quartered by the legislature, in spite of the cackles (lies) of the chicken woman, yanking off bev purdue’s feathers for the fricassee.
Freud would have a field day with the Planned Parenthood types, and their neurotic fixation with other people's genitals, particularly youngsters' genitalia. These Genital Grifters are sniffing around kids genitals in K-12 grades.
The corporate crooks at defunct Enron would love Planned Parenthood's Pump and Dump "genital synergy" business model. In PP's chain of clean, state-approved abortion chambers, these oddball genital sniffers, dispose of its family planning flops. Taxpayers are then duped into coughing up more tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood's creepy preoccupation with our genitalia.
The oddball Planned Parenthood organization sucks up huge amounts of tax dollars. Planned Parenthood is a billion dollar business that rakes in 1/3 of its budget from state and federal govt grants---tax dollars----and is committing massive govt fraud. In the state of NJ alone, the US Inspector General found that NJ PP falsified Medicaid claims to get their hands on $2.9 million tax dollars they were not entitled to.
Former supermodel, and pro-life advocate, Kathy Ireland added her voice to those calling on Congress to eliminate federal funding of Planned Parenthood, Americas largest abortion provider.
Kathy Ireland: I think Planned Parenthood needs to reassess and look at what their values are, what their mission is, what their goals are, and do they deserve government funding? For example, there are non-profits that Im involved with, and we dont get government funding, Ireland told FoxNews. We go out there, and if you really believe in this strongly enough to fight it for it, go get the funding, she continued. To force people who dont agree with some of the practices, I dont believe in that. I dont think taxpayers need to fund something as controversial as [Planned Parenthood].
Ireland became famous in the 1980s and 1990s through numerous appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrateds swimsuit edition. She is an ardent promoter of the right to life in the last decade or so. (Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...
Kathy's patriotic, too.
Yup. OR, since Liberals think that PP performs such a critcal service to the community, I'm sure that there will be plenty of them who will step up and donate their hard earned cash to keep the clinics open.
Or are liberals only liberal with OTHER people's money?
Part of it is that libs want to feel good about themselves for “helping others” without actually doing anything to help others - they just advocate that gov’t do it.
But another part of it with this issue is the complicity issue.
Libs want EVERYONE to have blood on their hands, not just themselves. That is the reason that in 0bamacare, for insurance policies to “qualify”, at least one dollar of every person’s premium must be spent on “abortion services”.
But what would you expect from a state that thinks gal pals olympia snowe and susie collins are republicans.
I love Kathy Ireland.