Score: NJ Planned Parenthood Clinic Shutting Down After Christie Cuts Funding

Posted: Sep 23, 2010 12:46 PM
Chris Christie's iconoclastic campaign of destruction against Leftist sacred cows continues apace, this time kneecapping Planned Parenthood:

After the New Jersey state Senate defeated an attempt to override the decision of Gov. Chris Christie to cut off state taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood abortion businesses, the first facility run by the national abortion giant is closing.

The Cherry Hill Courier Post newspaper says a Planned Parenthood facility located on Haddonfield Road and operated by Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey will close down.

PP-SNJ stands to lose as much as $160,000 in taxpayer funds because of Christie's decision and the upholding of his veto.

This outcome wasn't assured at first, but Christie inspired enough Trenton Republicans to stiffen their spines and uphold his veto, denying public funding to the odious abortion giant:

After Christie cut the funding, the state legislature approved a bill to restore it and they approved the bill he vetoed on a 30-10 vote on the Senate, more than enough to override.

However, Republicans who supported the bill would not buck their party's governor by supporting the override vote.

Although a majority of the Senate voted to restore the abortion businesses' funding, the Senate voted on a party-line 23-17 vote, well short of the two-thirds needed to override.

Cutting publicly-subsidized abortion is a win-win-win: Good morals, good economics, and good politics.  Kudos to Gov. Christie for his principled leadership--New Jersey's taxpayers (present and future) are grateful.