Another State Defunds Planned Parenthood

by Miles Swigart  •  •  August 6, 2015   

New Hampshire votes to cancel a $639,000 contract with the abortion giant

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CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire has canceled a $639,000 contract with Planned Parenthood.

In the wake of damning video exposés showing the abortion giant apparently profiting off the fetal body parts industry, the state's Executive Council convened Wednesday to vote on whether to continue funding the organization. The 3-2 vote against funding was decided by Republican councilor Chris Sununu, who has consistently voted in favor of Planned Parenthood in the past.

"Things are different now," he said when questioned on the sudden change in policy. "We have to take a step back and just take a pause and say, 'Is this a company and a business that we should be actively engaging [with]?'"

The decision means Planned Parenthood clinics in New Hampshire will lose one third of their public funding; the rest consists of federal taxpayer money.

The Republican councilors have asked Governor Maggie Hassan to implement a state investigation in Planned Parenthood, but the governor is refusing.

"We do not launch investigations in the state of New Hampshire on rumor. We do not launch criminal investigations in the state of New Hampshire because somebody edits a tape," she said heatedly.

The graphic video exposés that have spurred the calls to defund the abortion conglomerate show high-ranking Planned Parenthood employees and affiliates selling the organs of dead infants for profit. They also include incriminating evidence that they alter their abortion procedure in order to get more "intact specimens," sometimes committing partial-birth abortions — both of which are against federal law.

The videos also expose crass behavior on the part of health professionals, who laugh and joke as they pick through and discuss aborted baby body parts.

New Hampshire is the second state to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, following Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal's decision Monday to cut Medicaid funding to the abortion giant.

Governor Jindal followed through with a state investigation into Planned Parenthood, and then halted construction of a new clinic in his state.

The public outry against the abortion non-profit has resulted in calls from both the U.S. House and Senate to defund Planned Parenthood. The measures failed to garner enough votes to pass in either house, and will likely be brought up in the fall legislative session for a full vote.

A total of 12 states have opened an investigation into Planned Parenthood, including South Carolina, Florida,Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia and Texas.


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