Take warning, New Jersey residents, your leftist governor and lawmakers are dumping millions or your dollars into the faltering Planned Parenthood.
Why? Because President Trump “made a conscious decision to block women from vital information critical to their health.”
That is, he barred federal funding for organizations that refer women to abortion clinics.
NJ.com reports that New Jersey will shovel $9.5 million more in state taxpayer dollars into clinics such as Planned Parenthood to compensate for federal funding they forfeited when they pulled out of the federal Title X program, which provides $8.8 million in funding to women’s health and pregnancy-ending centers in New Jersey.
Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday signed a bill into law that immediately allocates the funding for the current fiscal year — which he said will help clinics across the state provide services for tens of thousands of New Jerseyans.
About 100,000 residents in the state — mostly women — use such clinics. Of those, about 77,000 use Planned Parenthood.
The rule was one of many steps the Trump administration has made to put pressure on the legal and deadly practice of abortion.
“… Today, we’re making a conscious decision to stand with Planned Parenthood and with all who stand for reproductive rights, and to stop President Trump from harming our fellow New Jerseyans,” said Murphy, a Democrat who often opposes Trump.
Murphy and Democratic state lawmakers have long been supporters of Planned Parenthood. In 2018, they restored $7.5 million in the state budget after eight years of it being cut by former Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican. It was the first the first bill Murphy signed into law after succeeding Christie.