While Obama and Democrats on the federal level continue looking for ways to get you the tax payers to fund abortions in this country and abroad some state level representatives have drawn a line in the sand here in NH with the introduction of House Bill 486.
This bill prohibits the department of health and human services from entering into a contract with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. or any organization that provides abortion services.
The total amount of the DPHS contract with PPNNE is $848,024. Of that amount, $763,222 are Title X funds from the federal government, and $84,802 are state general funds.
Nearly one million in spending cut just like that just by stopping the forced donation to groups many tax payers object to.
The Department of Health and Human Services states this bill will decrease state expenditures by an indeterminable amount in FY 2010 and each year thereafter.
I would hope we could get behind this bill and support those state reps looking to save the tax payers from funding organizations they may morally object to.
SPONSORS: Rep. N. Elliott, Hills 19; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 3; Rep. Hogan, Hills 25; Rep.Villeneuve, Hills 18; Sen. Barnes, Jr., Dist 17
Note: I am not related to Sen Barnes.
It should also be noted that those who feel "family planning" groups are a good thing are more then welcome to donate freely their own money toward such organizations.