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New Jersey Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes After Christie Cuts Funds
LifeNews ^ | 9/21/2010 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/22/2010 7:30:02 PM PDT by markomalley

Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) -- After the New Jersey state Senate defeated an attempt to override the decision of Gov. Chris Christie to cut off state taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood abortion businesses, the first facility run by the national abortion giant is closing.

The Cherry Hill Courier Post newspaper says a Planned Parenthood facility located on Haddonfield Road and operated by Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey will close down.

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.

Parenthood of Southern New Jersey president Lynn Brown told the newspaper, "We are in think mode and creative mode and we are doing all that we can to try and salvage to see as many people as we need to see."

"We all know it's strictly ideological," Brown said of the funding cuts to the abortion business. "This is a very frustrating and perplexing time for us."

While the Cherry Hill center does not do abortions, it gives abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood offices in Hamilton Square, Princeton, and Trenton where abortions are done on women and unborn children.

Marie Tasy, the head of New Jersey Right to Life, told LifeNews.com she applauded the state Senate for not overriding Christie's veto of the Planned Parenthood funding bill.

"We applaud the Senators who voted No to override Governor Christie’s veto of S2139," she said. "This debate was never about health care, it is about advancing a political agenda and rewarding 'friends' and a radical special interest group with our tax dollars."

"We commend Governor Christie for his steadfast opposition to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse and for working to promote the best health care for all NJ citizens," Tasy added.

Christie won the praise of pro-life advocates in July by vetoing a bill that would restore the family planning funds his administration cut from the state budget because of deep economic troubles.

Although it doesn't fund abortions directly, the money goes to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The funds go to 58 family planning clinics but Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion chain, runs 29 of the facilities.

After Christie cut the funding, the state legislature approved a bill to restore it and they approved the bill he vetoed on a 30-10 vote on the Senate, more than enough to override.

However, Republicans who supported the bill would not buck their party's governor by supporting the override vote.

Although a majority of the Senate voted to restore the abortion businesses' funding, the Senate voted on a party-line 23-17 vote, well short of the two-thirds needed to override.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionfunding; christie; moralabsolutes; prolife

1 posted on 09/22/2010 7:30:05 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: wagglebee; cpforlife.org; little jeremiah; DJ MacWoW; Salvation; narses

good news ping!!!


2 posted on 09/22/2010 7:31:06 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

It’s nice to see that the poor economy is starting to take a toll on the baby killers.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 7:33:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: markomalley

Nah, can’t be. The die-hard Steve Lonegan fans insist Chris Christie is a social liberally RINO and no different than Rudy Giuliani or Christine Todd Whitman. They wouldn’t knowingly lie about his positions, would they?


4 posted on 09/22/2010 7:33:27 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: markomalley

Nah, can’t be. The die-hard Steve Lonegan fans insist Chris Christie is a socially liberal RINO and no different than Rudy Giuliani or Christine Todd Whitman. They wouldn’t knowingly lie about his positions, would they?


5 posted on 09/22/2010 7:33:47 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: markomalley

Another point that could and should be made, entirely aside from right-to-life, would be to point out that the state is running out of money, this is not a mandated function, and cuts have to be made somewhere.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 7:34:10 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: markomalley

Abortion is, and always has been, a luxury that has no medical benefit. It is ludicrous that taxpayer money should go to funding unnecessary luxuries.


7 posted on 09/22/2010 7:42:19 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

Yes, the “luxury” of private murder.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 7:46:27 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: markomalley; Coleus

WooHoo! Another one for my list!


9 posted on 09/22/2010 7:48:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley

I like Christie more and more!!


10 posted on 09/22/2010 7:50:15 PM PDT by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: exDemMom

"What you do to the unborn child,

you do to Jesus."

- Mother Teresa of Calcutta 

11 posted on 09/22/2010 7:51:20 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley
Most recent at the bottom!

Lawrence (KS) abortion clinic closes because of funding woes
Eugene abortion clinic closes; surprising many (Hooray !!!)
Prayer credited for closing of abortion clinic [Eugene, OR]
Planned Parenthood will shut down 3 clinics [Indiana]
Persevering Students Help Close Abortion Clinic [Santa Paula, CA--Thomas Aquinas College]
Abortion Clinic Managers Quit After Being Outed by Operation Rescue [Wichita, Kansas]
One Man's God Squad: Troy Newman's plan to stop abortions in Wichita, Kansas
Baby Saved From Abortion is Baptized [New Orleans]
Thank You Bishop Rhoades: A Personal Account of An Abortion Protest With A Catholic Bishop -- still praying -- Harrisburg, PA
Judges rule civil suits against Planned Parenthood can proceed [Los Angeles, CA]

STOPP Planned Parenthood
CA: Abortion opponents hope to limit access for California girls (Prop 73)
Jill Stanek's Accurate Summary of Cincinnati Abortion Center Closing: 'Debi Does Ohio"
Clinic is caught in the fog of abortion war (Abortion Clinic Closes) [Springfield, Missouri]
PBS program looks at Mississippi's last abortion clinic
Former abortion clinic ‘resurrected’ as Catholic chapel [Buffalo, NY]
Health Department suspends license of Montgomery abortion clinic [Alabama]
Abortion center ordered to close: East Side clinic cited with violations [Cleveland, Ohio]
Yet another abortionist can't stand heat, quits [Daytona Beach, Forida]
Controversial Chicago Abortion clinic closing

Planned Parenthood closes clinic after clinic
Planned Parenthood to close Longview clinic (WA)
State shuts abortion clinic over health risks [Englewood, New Jersey]
Atlantic City abortion clinic shut for violations [New Jersey]
Atlantic City Abortion Center Closes Down for Good After Health Violations
Late-Term Abortion Facility in Dallas, [TX] To Close - Eighth Closure Since Bishop Began Prayer at Clinics
New York Abortion Clinic Closes Today; Was site of 40 Days for Life Vigil [200 East Eckerson Road in New City, N.Y}
Planned Parenthood Abortion Center [Temporarily] Closes Instead of Following New Law [Sioux Falls, SD]
[South Dakota] Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Closes Instead of Following New Law [Sioux Falls]
Abortion Provider Closes Doors Instead of Obeying Laws, Old Media Silent [Sioux Falls, SD]

Planned Parenthood Lays Off SD Director
Planned Parenthood Lays Off Staff Over Economy, South Dakota Director Fired
Planned Parenthood Out of Texas Panhandle: STOPP Plan Ousts Abortion Chain from Amarillo
Abortion facility to close following 40 Days for Life campaign [Orange Co. CA]
"We have a problem with financing Planned Parenthood” (Orange County supervisor)
“They’re nothing more than a baby-killing organization” ( No funding to Planned Parenthood ) [Orange and San Bernadino Counties, CA]
Monroe, Washington Planned Parenthood Center Closes Over Tough Economy
Family of Abortion Practitioner George Tiller Will Close Business [Whichita, KA]
Tiller Clinic To Close Permanently [Wichita, KA]
Tiller's Abortion Facility to Close Forever [Wichita, KA]

Slain Kansas abortion provider's clinic to close [Wichita, KA]
Clinic of Murdered Kansas Abortion Doctor Will Be 'Permanently Closed' [Wichita, KA]
Planned Parenthood Shuts Doors on 7 Clinics [All in El Paso, TX]
El Paso loses 7 abortion centers
Number of Abortion Centers Nationwide Falling, Pro-Abortion Legal Group Says
Indiana Planned Parenthood Closes Five Centers After Hiding Abortion-Sex Abuse
Planned Parenthood closing in Kirksville, MO
[Pensacola] Florida Abortion Facility Closes During 40 Days for Life
[Youngstown,] Ohio Abortion Clinic Follows National Trend and Closes
[Hazleton, PA] City office of Planned Parenthood shuts down

[Raleigh] North Carolina Abortuary Hammered by Pro-Life Prayers Ceases Abortions
La. officials suspend abortion clinic's license[Shreveport]
Louisiana Abortion Clinic Shut Down for Ignoring “Most Basic” Medical Practices [Shreveport]
New Jersey Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes After Christie Cuts Funds [Southern New Jersey]

12 posted on 09/22/2010 7:55:57 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley

As fractious as this issue is, I have no understanding of why it is ever supported with tax dollars!

$160K would fund a lot of little league activity helping boys and girls to get fit and have fun!


13 posted on 09/22/2010 7:57:33 PM PDT by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: markomalley; nina0113; Faith
And to think today is only the FIRST day in this campaign!

40 Days for Life Campaign -- [September 22-October 31]

14 posted on 09/22/2010 7:57:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley

May God bless Chris Christie.


15 posted on 09/22/2010 8:00:17 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Salvation

Add Columbia, Missouri (College Town) to the list.


16 posted on 09/22/2010 8:05:51 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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To: markomalley

In my best Jerry Seinfeld voice: That’s a shame.


17 posted on 09/22/2010 8:07:00 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: markomalley

Good news. I don’t know if he’s pro-life, or if he did it to save taxpayer money used to kill babies, but I’ll certainly take it.

A lot of politically correct stuff wastes money as well as being immoral. For instance, how much does it cost to pay for sex change operations for prisoners? Is this really something the government should be doing? Or how much does it cost to put in extra bathrooms in public colleges to suit the gender benders who demand them?

Social conservatism and fiscal conservatism are often in alliance. How much, for instance, do you save on jails and police if people are brought to religion and taught to discipline themselves?


18 posted on 09/22/2010 8:07:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: BillyBoy

He does hold pretty much the same “personal” views as Rudy, but good leaders separate personal from professional.


19 posted on 09/22/2010 8:18:02 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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May this be the beginning of a nationwide trend. Taxpayer monies should NOT go to Planned Barrenhood!

20 posted on 09/22/2010 8:40:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: TigersEye

Look at this & in NJ! wow!


21 posted on 09/22/2010 8:55:02 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you)
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To: markomalley

Whoo Hoo!!

That’s the way to do it.


22 posted on 09/22/2010 8:56:37 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: markomalley

Boo yah!


23 posted on 09/22/2010 8:58:03 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Salvation

There are a couple of other reasons as well, the Obama Economy has had this effect as well as fewer people conceiving children, lost birth rate since the depression.

Also, the United States is getting older and fewer people of childbearing ages are in these states.


24 posted on 09/22/2010 9:01:38 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: pandoraou812
People keep saying he is not that conservative but he is sure getting a lot more done to reign in bloated government than any real conservative I can think of off hand.
25 posted on 09/22/2010 9:09:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: markomalley

This is nearby where we live and is the site of frequent prayer-protests. If this death-mill actually closes, then thank God! Prayers have been answered.


26 posted on 09/22/2010 10:03:24 PM PDT by Antoninus (It's long past time for conservatives to stop voting for Republican liberals. Enough!)
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To: Steelers6

I think that trend might be close to reversing itself, however. During the Depression, families helped out at home, children helped in businesses, etc. etc.

I know I grew up on a farm and there wasn’t that much that we really got from the grocery store except fresh fruit and of course, baking and canning supllies.

We had
beef
lamb
pork
chicken
vegetable garden
some berries
lots of sweet corn since my dad was a seed corn dealer
our own milk because we ran a small dairy.

Fairly self-sufficient. I’m the oldest of seven (six living) children and we all helped out in our own way.


27 posted on 09/22/2010 11:32:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley

PRAISE GOD! How many children will now live because of Chris Christie and the Assembly members who voted to sustain his veto? Probably hundreds, at least. It’s a start. ALL government funding of abortion must end.


28 posted on 09/23/2010 4:54:01 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: markomalley

This is fantastic news.


29 posted on 09/23/2010 5:55:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Salvation

Thanks for the list, Salvation.


30 posted on 09/23/2010 5:58:07 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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bump!


31 posted on 09/23/2010 7:26:36 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: markomalley

The money cut, the guy said, was “just ideological.”

Yes, but no.

It’s ideological in the sense that Christie doesn’t agree with abortion.

But, it’s not ideological in that it’s an unnecessary expense for taxpayers to be funding. If the abortionists need a “finding agency” like PP, then let them fund it.

Higher costs per abortion when there isn’t government funding? That’s what they call the free market.


32 posted on 09/23/2010 8:49:11 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: markomalley

Wonderful day for the children of New Jersey.


33 posted on 09/23/2010 8:50:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: markomalley

From Sewer of the East Coast to shining beacon of hope to America.

I might start watching Jersey shore again.


34 posted on 09/23/2010 9:16:55 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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