Orange County California Cuts $300,000 Grant to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
by Steven Ertelt
March 12, 2009
Santa Ana, CA (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood has lost another local grant and this time its because the Orange County Board of Supervisors in California decided not to fund the nation’s largest abortion business. The board voted to suspend a contract with Planned Parenthood to do outreach to teenagers because it does abortions.
The board took a unanimous vote at a meeting on Tuesday night after receiving calls and emails from pro-life advocates opposed to the $292,000 contract.
"I personally have a problem with government funding of an organization that provides abortion services," supervisor John Moorlach said during the board meeting.
"When Orange County funds something, it’s like putting the Good Housekeeping seal of approval on that organization," added Supervisor Bill Campbell. "Funding an organization that provides abortions is not something I’d like to do."
Planned Parenthood President Jon Dunn condemned the vote and claimed Moorlach is unconcerned about the health of young people in the county and claimed he was motivated by religious reasons.
"It’s clear to me that the agenda of Supervisor Moorlach, and the other supervisors’ willingness to go along with him, are driven more by a religious ideology than an articulate health policy that benefits the people of Orange County," Dunn said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Dun ironically claimed the vote would result in more abortions done in the county, even though statistics from a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Washington state showed more abortions done despite state funding of its programs.
ACTION: Click here for contact information for the board to thank them for their vote.
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