Friday, April 29, 2011

Gov. Daniels of Indiana to Abort Planned Parenthood Funding

Gov. Mitch Daniels R-IN said he would sign a bill that will strip all taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood in Indiana. This will make Indiana the first state to cut off all funding of Planned Parenthood.  Gov. Daniels, a possible presidential candidate, will get a boost among social conservatives for signing this bill.  Gov. Daniels said he supported the abortion restrictions from the outset and that the provision added to defund abortion providers did not change his mind. He said women's health, family planning and other services will remain available. "The principle involved commands the support of an overwhelming majority of Hoosiers," Daniels said in a statement announcing his intentions to sign the bill into law once it reaches his desk. Predictably, resorting to possible judicial activism and legislation from the bench, Planned Parenthood of Indiana said in a statement it would file an injunction to "try to halt this alarming erosion of public health policy in our state." How is protecting the lives of the unborn an erosion of public health exactly? Indiana may lose $4 million in federal family planning funds because of the legislation. A small price to pay for doing the right thing in my opinion. Bill sponsor state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, said "People in the conservative community care about action, and he's clearly the most pro-life governor in America with a signature on that bill." Daniels said "We will take any actions necessary to ensure that vital medical care is, if anything, more widely available than before," Daniels added "Any organization affected by this provision can resume receiving taxpayer dollars immediately by ceasing or separating its operations that perform abortions." Many believe that signing this bill is an indication that Gov. Daniels intends on running for president, lets hope so if this is how he plans on leading America.

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