Skip to comments.Arizona Bans Funding To Planned Parenthood In Abortion Fight
Posted on 05/04/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT by Steelfish
Arizona Bans Funding To Planned Parenthood In Abortion Fight Governor: 'I stand with majority of Americans who oppose taxpayer funds for abortion'
By David Schwartz
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill banning abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving money through the state, her office said in a statement.
The Republican-backed Whole Woman's Health Funding Priority Act cuts off funding for family planning and health services delivered by Planned Parenthood clinics and other organizations offering abortions. "By signing this measure into law I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds for abortion," Brewer said in a statement.
Arizona joins six other states with similar laws, officials said. But three of those states Indiana, Kansas and North Carolina are facing legal challenges.
Arizona does not provide tax dollars for abortion, but backers said the law is needed to make sure that no indirect monies are funneled to organizations like Planned Parenthood that provide abortion and other health services. There were no estimates of how much money is involved.
But officials at Planned Parenthood Arizona, the state's largest abortion provider, said the law means that thousands of women in the state may now go without life-saving cancer screenings, birth control and basic health care. Blow to Planned Parenthood on Texas abortions "We are most concerned about the women and men who could be forced to go without health care as a result of this bill," Bryan Howard, Planned Parenthood Arizona's president and CEO, said in a prepared statement.
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Jan, you’re the greatest!
Eric the Holder is going to go ballistic! Here comes another lawsuit from the Kremlin West! Go Jan!!!
God Bless the Republicans in Arizona...I do believe that God wants some of us to be wolves fighting evil rather than sheep being led to slaughter...
I imagine if Romney wins the Presidency then Brewer will have a harder time opposing the enemy within!
Heading to Az.
Not to do so is supporting abortion with my income.
Good for Brewer!
Good job, Jan. I was worried about you, but this was a gutsy move.
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What’s happened here?
I recall when abortion was an important issue here.