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Wednesday
Aug262015

NHGOP - STATEMENT ON LIBERAL, OUT OF STATE GOVERNOR APPEARANCE IN NH 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on liberal, out-of-state politician Dannel Malloy lecturing New Hampshire on funding an organization accused of criminal activity:
 
"Granite Staters do not appreciate liberal, fiscally irresponsible, out-of-state politicians like Dannel Malloy who come to our state and lecture us about how to run our state government. Planned Parenthood has been accused of engaging in criminal activity and the United States Congress as well as thirteen governors have launched investigations into this scandal-plagued organization. Given the serious and legitimate accusations that have been made against Planned Parenthood, there is no good reason to give them New Hampshire taxpayer dollars while these investigations are ongoing.
 
"Planned Parenthood has donated thousands of dollars to Governor Hassan's political campaigns, so it is not surprising that she has refused to launch her own investigation. It's time for Governor Hassan to stop playing politics and put the interests of New Hampshire women ahead of Planned Parenthood by working with the Executive Council to find alternate health care providers that are not immersed in scandal."
 
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Saturday
Aug222015

Cornerstone - On Tax Payer Funding for Planned Parenthood  

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If the Center for Medical Progress videos don’t persuade you that Planned Parenthood needs more public scrutiny, maybe a look at their financial statements will get the message across. By accepting government grants and contracts, PP has made us all stakeholders in its operations, including the ones that have nothing to do with health care. PP supporters like to chant “cancer screenings” when public funding is threatened. How about looking at what Planned Parenthood could do with its own resources, if it were willing to make “cancer screenings” a priority?

And how is a $20,000,000 agency “de-funded” by the denial of a $638,900 two-year contract?
Twelve thousand New Hampshire women deserve to understand why they’re being used as human shields by an agency that allegedly has their best interests at heart.
Any agency, using private funds, could provide authentic health care along with abortions. It could provide health care along with the dissection of aborted children. Employees from several of its locations could be captured on tape discussing commerce in fetal body parts. Ex-contractors could recount their orders to slice through the face of a fetus with a still-beating heart. (The latter three activities have been documented in the CMP videos, all available online.) Such activities might be distasteful or even illegal. Done by a private agency, however, I would not be an indirect participant.

If that privately-funded agency furthermore spent a substantial sum – say, over a million dollars – on “public policy” work, it wouldn’t be my business. If it handed out pink t-shirts and “I stand with …” signs and lobbied against oversight of its abortion activities, I wouldn’t be helping to pay for that.

When Planned Parenthood of Northern New England gets a New Hampshire government contract, though, I’m involved. I don’t buy the claim that no government contract money goes for abortions. Every state contract dollar to PP frees up other PP revenue for use in its abortion business. Money is fungible, and all the slick lobbying in the world won’t change that.
Planned Parenthood would allay my concerns if it stopped doing abortions. If abortion were really as small a part of its business as it claims, dropping it would be simple. Instead, though, PP clings to abortion as though it were the sole reason for the organization’s existence – and to add insult to injury, its employees and supporters libel those of us who do not want to fund an abortion provider, claiming that we want to deny women those cancer screenings upon which PP is relying for respectability.

We’re not attacking women’s reproductive health. We’re refusing to participate in abortion. Anyone who can’t see the difference has no business trying to land a state contract or make state policy.

There’s more to my concern than abortion and those damning videos. There’s the math. How can the Executive Council’s denial of a contract cause PP to threaten 12,000 women with the loss of their health care, when the amount of that contract works out to about $27.50 per woman per year?

When the Executive Council looked at the family planning contracts that were voted on a few weeks ago, each proposed vendor had to provide detailed financial statements. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England reported that in 2014, it spent $1.5 million on public policy work. It spent $214,000 on marketing and communication, and close to a million dollars on fundraising. While not included in the financial statements offered to the Council, PPNNE’s 2013 IRS form 990 revealed that its chief lobbyist earned a base salary of $111,000.

And this is an organization that threatened 12,000 women with loss of health care if it failed to land a contract worth $27.50 per year for each of those women. The only thing worse than a lobbyist getting away with saying that is the sight of a Governor and two Executive Councilors taking her seriously.

Planned Parenthood wants to use my money. I say no. Do you want me to say yes? Then get rid of the abortion advocacy. Stop blending abortion with health care. Stop holding 12,000 women hostage to your abortion work. Invite increased public oversight. Denounce the trafficking in fetal body parts that has now been documented in other PP affiliates.

Until then, Planned Parenthood needs to operate as a private entity, without our tax dollars. If it has as many supporters as it wants politicians to believe, that won’t be a problem.
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Wednesday
Aug192015

Daily Signal - Half of Americans Haven't Seen the Planned Parenthood Videos

 

The Daily Signal

 

Aug. 19, 2015
News

Half of Americans Haven't Seen the Planned Parenthood Videos. Here's What They Need to Know.

With Planned Parenthood under fire after undercover videos showed high-ranking employees discussing the sale of fetal organs, The Daily Signal has a rundown of what you need to know.

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These 10 LGBTQ Organizations Are About to Receive a Special Delivery From the Oregon Bakers

The effort is an attempt by Aaron and Melissa Klein, who were fined $135,000 by Oregon after refusing to make a cake for a lesbian wedding, to show the LGBTQ community "we really do love you."

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Commentary

4 Reasons Obama's New Methane Emission Regulations Don't Make Sense

Let's start with this: Methane emissions are not harmful in the United States, presenting no human health or environmental threat.

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Did This State's Powerful House Speaker Overreach on Firefighter Overtime?

Taxpayers won a key battle with government unions this summer when one of Rhode Island's top politicians withdrew two measures that would have financially rewarded career firefighters, reformers say.

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Commentary

How US Sugar Policies Just Helped America Lose 600 Jobs

U.S. trade barriers currently require Americans to pay twice the average world prices for sugar.

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How High Are Property Taxes in Your State? This Map Has the Answer

New Jersey has the highest rate, with Illinois in second place.

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Friday
Aug142015

Executive Councilor Chris Sununu to Commissioner Nick Toumpas offering support to find alternatives for women’s health care

Please see the attached letter from Executive Councilor Chris Sununu to Commissioner Nick Toumpas offering support to find alternatives for women’s health care providers in New Hampshire following last week’s removal of state funds from Planned Parenthood.

Re: Providing Choices for Women’s Health Care in New Hampshire

Friday
Aug142015

NHDP - Chris Sununu Doubles Down on Defunding Planned Parenthood

 

 

 

 

 

As Outrage Grows, Chris Sununu Doubles Down on Defunding Planned Parenthood, Blocking Critical Health Services for Women & Families

Concord, N.H. – Despite the fact that nearly 7 in 10 New Hampshire voters oppose Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, Chris Sununu is doubling down on his "shameful" vote to block funding for health services that are critical to the health and economic wellbeing of women and families.
 
Nashua Telegraph editorial called it “shameful that political ambition on the part of Republican Coun­cilor Chris Sununu” will end up “blocking access to affordable health care to thousands of Granite State women.”
 
An editorial in the Portsmouth Herald also slammed Sununu’s “politically motivated” vote that “punishes women who need services.” Adding that Sununu and Republicans “need to stop playing games with women’s health.”
 
“Chris Sununu is in desperate damage control mode as he faces mounting criticism from newspapers across the state and the nearly 70% of Granite State voters who oppose his vote to defund Planned Parenthood and block critical health services for women and families,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Lizzy Price. “Pandering to his far-right base by blocking access to women’s health services to solidify his standing in a statewide primary proves that Chris Sununu is dangerous for the wellbeing of New Hampshire women, and Granite State families will hold him accountable for his politically motivated vote to defund Planned Parenthood.”

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