By Dave Andrusko
Surrounded by pro-abortionists, including outgoing PPFA President Cecile Richards, New Jersey’s new pro-abortion Gov. Phil Murphy (D)made it a point that the first bill he would sign into law as the successor to pro-life Republican Gov. Chris Christie would be to restore “$7.5 million in grants for health clinics and Planned Parenthood that were stripped from the state’s budget since 2010” by Gov. Christie, according to reporter Matt Arco.
“I don’t have to tell you all that today has certainly been a long time coming,” Murphy said. “New Jersey will once again stand strong for Planned Parenthood and reproductive rights.”
The bill signing took place inside Trenton’s War Memorial across from the Statehouse, where more than 100 people, many donning pink shirts and pink Planned Parenthood pins, gave the new governor a standing ovation.
“Signed, sealed, delivered,” Murphy said after he took his pen to the legislation.
“Elections do have consequences and nothing has been more exciting than to see this governor in action, because today marks a new era,” Richards said. “Today is a good day in New Jersey.”
But, of course, not for unborn babies.
On the multiple times Christie vetoed the funding, he pointed out that women could get the same services from other clinics and federally qualified health centers around the state.
As he said in his 2010 veto message,”In these extraordinary economic times, the state does not have additional monies available to provide duplicative funding for family planning centers. However, we are providing access to quality health care to all of the women, children and men of New Jersey and have demonstrated that commitment through the funding of the many programs that provide health care to low income families.”
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