New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is attempting to cut off Planned Parenthood from funding.
In his 2010-2011 budget proposal, Christie removes $7 million in funding that mainly goes to abortion giant Planned Parenthood. (And don’t get me started on the shell game that taxpayer money doesn’t directly go to abortion. That’s a myth.)
Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, rightly let out a whoop and a holler over this. She was quoted in Citizenlink saying:
“Planned Parenthood dominates the network of family planning clinics in New Jersey…It is not the obligation of New Jersey taxpayers to advance the agenda of Planned Parenthood.”
Tasy added that women can still turn to health centers throughout the state that are not involved in the taking of innocent lives.
Please recall that Christie before his now famous run for governor was not considered a great friend of pro-lifers. It was believed at the time that he talked the talk but wouldn’t walk the walk. So this move is quite a welcome surprise. In fact, it’s a very smart move in that Christie pleases both financial conservatives and social conservatives in one move.
Now comes the fun part. Planned Parenthood has yelped in pain. And let’s face it, anytime Planned Parenthood yelps I want to giggle. PP essentially wants to release the Kraken on Christie at this point. They’ve put out all sorts and manner of statements but I found one very telling.
According to SaveJersey, Planned Parenthood said:
“Gov. Christie’s misguided budget cuts hurt women and costs the state money. Investing in women’s health is not only good policy, it helps save money. Each public dollar spent to provide family planning services saves an estimated $4 that would otherwise be spent in Medicaid related costs alone. So, for the money saved by eliminating state funding for women’s health care the state will pay at least $28 million more in Medicaid expenses. It just makes no sense.”
Clearly, Planned Parenthood believes that aborting children saves money.
Does this ring any bells for anyone? Just last week, congressman Bart Stupak said that Democratic leaders were telling him:
“If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”
Firstly, they’re wrong about the economics. People are not siphons on the economy. People make money. Literally. You want to save social security and Medicare? Have babies. Lots of them. In fact, having babies would allow the Democrats to continue their drunken spending spree a while longer. One of the main reasons their Ponzi schemes are collapsing is because there’s lots of older people and not enough young people that survived the womb.
Secondly, I just find it so disturbing the way these pro-abort types cavalierly put a pricetag on life. Once you put a pricetag on something or someone you’re just haggling over the price at that point.
So God bless Gov. Christie and let’s hope he sticks to his guns. And here’s some more good news. Christie has the ability to line item veto any spending that appears in his budget so even if the pro-choice types put it back in, he can take it out. Let’s hope he follows through. Let’s hope he keeps walking the walk.
Note: Moonbattery has a post that touches on a similar point where Rosie O’Donnell says abortion is better than foster care ’cause it costs less.