A Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Gov. Daniels Gets Serious

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Will Sign Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Via ABC News: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced plans to sign a bill making Indiana the first state to pull federal funding from Planned Parenthood, a move that could boost his standing among social conservatives.
“I supported this bill from the outset, and the recent addition of language guarding against the spending of tax dollars to support abortions creates no reason to alter my position.” Daniels said in a statement. “The principle involved commands the support of an overwhelming majority of Hoosiers.”
The bill would cut $3 million in federal money the state currently allocates to the women’s health group. It also would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy unless the woman’s life is significantly threatened, require women seeking abortions to be informed that life starts at conception, and require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital.
But the bill also puts Indiana in a financial tight spot as it risks losing $4 million a year in federal family-planning money that would be eliminated because of the state legislation. The governor has seven days to sign the bill, but even if he doesn’t sign it, it still will become a law. If Daniels were to veto the bill, the general assembly would be forced to wait until the next legislative session to address the measure again.
Planned Parenthood called Gov. Daniels’ decision “unconscionable and unspeakable.” “We will now suffer the consequences of lawmakers who have no regard for fact-based decision-making and sound public health policy,” Betty Cockrum, president of Planned Parenthood of Indiana, said in a statement.
I know the liberals will despise this move because thousands of women will lose access to “health care”.  If that’s the case, start opening up your own wallets and send a check to Planned Parenthood today. Our tax dollars are stretched as it is and I for one applaud Gov. Daniels’ move to defund them.

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0 responses to “A Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

  1. And don’t tell me women will lose access to mammograms ….I just called Planned Parenthood in Kenmore and asked what they charge for a mammogram. I was told they don’t do mammograms. I asked if they did them at any other “health center” in the Seattle area and she said no.

  2. lowtechgrannie

    According to Roll Call, Planned Parenthood is really throwing their Obama Bucks into Lobbying.

  3. lowtechgrannie

    If Daniels does this, he is officially on my list of good guys as a 2012 candidate.

  4. lowtechgrannie

    Sage, guess I’ll have to wait and see on Daniels. He teaches Presbyterian Sunday School but celebrates Muslim holidays. Maybe he’s related to the Dunhams by marriage?

  5. I’m all for defunding Murder, Inc. anywhere and everywhere they operate.
    BTW: Ripping unborn children out of their mothers is not health care.
    It’s murder.


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