The state of New Jersey is at least $45 billion in debt because of years of out of control spending and taxation, which has driven people and businesses out of the state. You would think a major priority of the state would be paying down the debt, restructuring loans, and otherwise putting the state back on a stable path.
The state of New Jersey is working now to find $10 million to give to Planned Parenthood so they can commit more abortions.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “Lawmakers in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly Monday to provide more than $9 million to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, which said they had to turn down federal money after President Donald Trump instituted a “gag rule” forbidding them from making abortion referrals.
The measure for $9.5 million in state funding passed the Assembly by 49-21, with one lawmaker abstaining. It will head to the state Senate for a vote in December, where advocates expect it to pass.”
Kate Maloney, the New Jersey/New York Regional Coordinator criticized the legislation saying, “The state of New Jersey should be focusing on creating a pro-family environment in the state that provides opportunities for families and invests in a strong social safety net. Instead, they have decided to allow their donors at Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry to override the values of their voters in favor of winning pats on the backs from advocates of abortion and infanticide.”
Although New Jersey is a deep-blue state, the legislation goes against the values of most Millennials. For example, a poll by Students for Life of America found that most people actually favor taxpayer dollars going to federally-qualified health centers instead of Planned Parenthood. Our Institute for Pro-Life Advancement found, “By about a 3 to 1 margin (48 percent to 17 percent), Millennials said they preferred that their tax monies went to Federally Qualified Health Centers rather than the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.”