In Cherry Hill, New Jersy, a Planned Parenthood office is closing. Why? Because part of Gov. Chris Christie’s belt-tightening plan for New Jersey was the termination of $7.5 million in public funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, a decision Democrats in the legislature countermanded with a bill that cleared the Senate with a 30-10 vote — sufficient to override a veto. But when that veto came and the Democrats scheduled an override vote, Republicans in the legislature backed down, and the measure failed 23-17.
It’s still amazing to me that “pro-choice” people think that taxpayers should be forced to pay for slaughtering babies. Such folk are not “pro-choice” at all, but “pro-abortion” – so much in favor of entitling women to kill their children that they insist that the coercive power of government should be deployed to ensure that any woman who wishes to kill her child is enabled by the government to do so.
Is there hope that abortion will cease in our land? I admit, I’ve not had anything that could be called hope in that regard. Mostly I’ve been occupied with hoping that God’s grace would forestall the judgment which the oceans of baby blood are crying out for in the sewers and landfills of our nation.
But, if a Republican governor in a place like New Jersy can veto funding for Planned Parenthood … well, who’da thunk anything like that could happen. I confess I never did. Maybe there’s some hope after all.