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Arizona Bans Funding To Planned Parenthood In Abortion Fight
MSNBC ^ | March 04, 2012 | David Schwartz

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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1 posted on 05/04/2012 10:02:56 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Great news!


2 posted on 05/04/2012 10:04:51 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Steelfish

Jan, you’re the greatest!


3 posted on 05/04/2012 10:32:23 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Steelfish

Eric the Holder is going to go ballistic! Here comes another lawsuit from the Kremlin West! Go Jan!!!


4 posted on 05/04/2012 10:50:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Steelfish

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...


5 posted on 05/05/2012 4:23:07 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Steelfish
Jan Brewer's public persona is kinda of whacky, but she does uphold conservative principles quite well!

I imagine if Romney wins the Presidency then Brewer will have a harder time opposing the enemy within!

6 posted on 05/05/2012 5:22:17 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Steelfish

Heading to Az.

Not to do so is supporting abortion with my income.

Good for Brewer!


7 posted on 05/05/2012 1:46:45 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on 2012 pick.)
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To: Steelfish

Good job, Jan. I was worried about you, but this was a gutsy move.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 5:58:54 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: sirchtruth
Jan Brewer's public persona is kinda of whacky, but she does uphold conservative principles quite well!

Well said.
9 posted on 05/05/2012 6:27:31 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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8 replies on a governor stopping abortion funding.

What’s happened here?

I recall when abortion was an important issue here.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 8:39:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on 2012 pick.)
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