Democrats in New Jersey are forcing taxpayers in the state to send almost eight million dollars to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Former Governor Chris Christie was able to stop taxpayer funding the nation’s biggest abortion company with repeated vetoes of bills to force taxpayers to finance it. But with Christie out of office, pro-abortion Governor Phil Murphy urged the state legislature to quickly pass a bill to send $7.5 million dollars in taxpayer funds to the Planned Parenthood abortion chain.
The taxpayer funding comes despite repeated expose videos and research indicating that the abortion giant was selling the body parts of aborted babies for potentially illegal profit. Planned Parenthood annually kills more than 300,000 unborn children in abortions and its latest annual report shows that non abortion Services continue to fall while the number of abortions Remains the Same.
The state’s Democratic-controlled Assembly voted on Thursday to reverse $7.5 million in cuts former Gov. Chris Christie (R) made to clinics that provide abortions.
The state Senate approved the bill earlier this month.
She and pro-abortion lawmakers claimed women lost access to vital health care during those eight years – a claim refuted by numerous sources.
A state Department of Health spokeswoman said non-abortion family planning clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities received tens of millions of dollars during the past eight years to offer cancer screenings, prevention programs, STD testing and more to low-income women.
Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, said federally qualified health centers in the state received funding to serve low-income women and provide more comprehensive health care than Planned Parenthood.
“It is both irresponsible and unconscionable that Senate and Assembly leaders and Governor Murphy are moving full steam ahead to force New Jersey taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood, an organization that is currently under investigation by the FBI for the illegal sale of baby body parts,” Tasy told the local news.
In December, the U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating whether the abortion chain illegally sold aborted baby body parts.
Tasy said pro-abortion legislators are pandering to their “extreme base” by pushing through this legislation. She said her organization delivered petitions signed by hundreds of state residents to the Senate in opposition to the bill.
There are many reasons why the state defunded Planned Parenthood. Several years ago, the abortion group was found engaging in fraudulent Medicaid activity in New Jersey.
The U.S. Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services uncovered a consistent problem with New Jersey-based family planning clinics run by the Planned Parenthood abortion business. A government audit found that they were improperly billing Medicaid for services that did not qualify as family planning.
An initial audit revealed New Jersey improperly received federal reimbursement at the enhanced 90 percent rate for 160,955 prescription drug claims that were billed as family planning, but did not qualify as family planning services. A letter from the Inspector General to New Jersey officials recommended that New Jersey repay $2,219,746 to the federal government.
The state eventually did return the money to the federal government.