Gov. Christie, who is a social moderate, cut state tax payer funding to planned parenthood. The legislature was unable to over-ride his veto of the funding. The majority of this money went to pay for abortions. This is just another in long line of choices that Christie is making to get New Jersey's budget under control. A budget that is in dire need of control. Abortions will be not only still be legal they will also still be accessible in the state. A small comfort to the pro life crowd I am sure.
I have mentioned on several occassions that I have a background in direct mail fundraising. I worked in that field for more than a decade. At one point, I actually took a job at a progressive agency wrongly thinking that I could put my own beliefs aside, put my head down and do my job. It didn't go well. President Bush was in office at the time, and I heard non stop Bush bashing. One of the things that I did make sure of before starting was that I wouldn't raise money for abortions or for democratic candidates.
I can tell you with 100% certainty that Planned Parenthood raises boatloads of money. On a monthly basis they mail out more than 1 million pieces of mail; some of which are to monthly donors. The monthly donations range from anywhere to $3 to over hundred. The individual mailings make large profits every month. They wouldn't mail those amounts out if they did not. Direct mail fundraising is now a science. The lists are so directed that you are rarely, if ever, mailing to someone who doesn't fit into a demographic that would normally support your cause. Whatever that cause may be. Of course sometimes people will fall into a mailing list that they don't belong in, but it happens much less than you would imagine.
Planned Parenthood and organizations like it are set up like a big corporation. It has one main group that oversees the smaller organizations underneath it. In the case of PP it is states groupts that fall underneath the main non profit organization. It is the main group that sends out the bulk of the mailing that I personally am familiar with.
This organization raises very large sums of money. It also gets money from the federal government. So, why would an abortion clinic be closing when the funding just got cut three days ago? This makes no sense whatsoever that it would need to be closed this quickly.
The most likely scencerio is that Planned Parenthood is using this to not only raise more money, but to activate the pro-abortion crowd out to the polls. We are 40 days away from the elections. This closing has much more to do with politics than it has to do with money. Therefore, one must ask the obvious question, does Planned Parenthood care more about politics and money than it does about woman's health?
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek