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New Hampshire Defunds Planned Parenthood Facilities

By Eowyn @DrEowyn
No more funding for this in New Hampshire

No more funding for this in New Hampshire

Washington Times: The New Hampshire executive council ended Wednesday state funding of Planned Parenthood, the latest move to defund the organization in the wake of graphic undercover videos accusing the organization of profiting from fetal-tissue sales.

A majority of the state executive council — councilors Chris Sununu, David Wheeler and Joe Kenney voted to terminate the state’s contract with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England over the objections of Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan.

Maggie Hassan

Maggie Hassan

Ms. Hassan blasted the move in a Wednesday statement, saying, “I am incredibly disappointed in the outcome of today’s vote. The council’s vote to defund Planned Parenthood will hurt the health and economic well-being of thousands of Granite Staters,” Ms. Hassan said. “Moving forward, I will continue to fight to ensure that women and families have access to the important health services that are essential to the economic security and vitality of our families.”

New Hampshire Republican State Committee chair Jennifer Horn called on the governor move forward and work to “identify alternative health care providers to cover the services that were included in this contract.”

“This isn’t a matter of being pro-choice or pro-life. It’s about ensuring that public dollars are not being given to a company that may be engaged in criminal activity,” said Ms. Horn in a statement. “We applaud Councilors Sununu, Wheeler and Kenney for standing up for taxpayers by refusing to fund Planned Parenthood and calling for an official investigation of its practices.”

The pro-life Center for Medical Progress has released five videos since July 13 showing footage of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the prices for fetal parts and how to perform abortions in order to preserve valuable organs.

Planned Parenthood has insisted that its clinicians comply with federal law overseeing fetal tissue donations from abortions to medical research facilities.


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