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North Carolina poised to defund Planned Parenthood after House votes to override veto
Lifesite News ^ | 06-15-2011 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 06/15/2011 12:25:34 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998

RALEIGH, June 15, 2011 ( - Just after midnight Monday night, House members of North Carolina’s 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 America’s 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 we’ve 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.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: abortion; funding; perdue; plannedparenthood

1 posted on 06/15/2011 12:25:42 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: freedomwarrior998

If PP wants the $,
all they have to do is stop doing abortions.

Easy enough.

2 posted on 06/15/2011 12:26:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: freedomwarrior998

Congress is the outfit that should totally defund Planned Parenthood.

3 posted on 06/15/2011 12:28:06 PM PDT by RC2
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To: freedomwarrior998

Elections have consequences.

4 posted on 06/15/2011 12:28:33 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: freedomwarrior998

Good news!

5 posted on 06/15/2011 12:29:34 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: RC2

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.

6 posted on 06/15/2011 12:29:34 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: freedomwarrior998

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.

7 posted on 06/15/2011 12:36:43 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TommyDale
North Carolina---one of the finest states in the union.... (you may quote me).

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, America’s 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 I’m involved with, and we don’t 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 don’t agree with some of the practices, I don’t believe in that. I don’t 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 Illustrated’s swimsuit edition. She is an ardent promoter of the right to life in the last decade or so. (Excerpt) Read more at ...

Kathy's patriotic, too.

8 posted on 06/15/2011 12:44:46 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: MrB
Easy enough.

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?

9 posted on 06/15/2011 12:56:26 PM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

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”.

10 posted on 06/15/2011 1:07:28 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: freedomwarrior998
Yet in Maine, even with a r governor and r’s controlling both houses, a woman can still kill the baby in her womb using my tax dollars.

But what would you expect from a state that thinks gal pals olympia snowe and susie collins are republicans.

11 posted on 06/15/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT by FreeMaine (America unite and kick Maine out of the Union.)
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To: Liz

I love Kathy Ireland.

12 posted on 06/16/2011 11:37:30 AM PDT by TommyDale
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