Utah has joined four other states — Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Hampshire — in defunding Planned Parenthood in the wake of shocking videos showing the organization and StemExpress discussing the sale of body parts of aborted babies and Planned Parenthood workers gruesomely picking through aborted babies for parts.
Karrie Galloway, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah executive director, slammed the decision Friday evening.
“To be perfectly honest, I’m appalled that the governor is making policy decisions according to news reports of allegations — without looking at Planned Parenthood’s 50-year history in the state of Utah,” she said, “and the fact that we have never erroneously used any state or federal money outside the rules.”
Note that quotes from abortion advocates dominate the story. They talk about money going to education and “evidence-based programs to reduce teen pregnancy.” Why can’t Planned Parenthood do all these things and more with donor funding? Technically, abortions are not supposed to be funded with federal dollars, but what’s the difference when our money continues to flow to the place that does abortions? No tax dollars for Planned Parenthood. Period.
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