-By Warner Todd Huston
Aside from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie taking the fight to the state's greedy, education-killing teachers union the Gov has also struck a blow against rampant abortion in the Garden State by taking away state funding to abortion mills. Steven Ertelt reports that at least one Planned Parenthood office is closing down and others are looking to "creative" budgeting to stay open.
In July Governor Christie vetoed a bill that would restore the $7.5 million of state funding that the legislature tried to implement after Christie removed that funding from the budget. Democrats in Trenton thought they had enough votes to override Christie's veto, but at the last minute state Republicans backed out of signing onto the override.
Parenthood of Southern New Jersey president Lynn Brown told the newspaper, "We are in think mode and creative mode and we are doing all that we can to try and salvage to see as many people as we need to see."
"We all know it's strictly ideological," Brown said of the funding cuts to the abortion business. "This is a very frustrating and perplexing time for us."
Perplexing? What is so hard about understanding that the state is nearly bankrupt and can't be wasting money on killing babies?
Still, I can understand that these infanticide supporters are perplexed. After all, they live in a state that has been in the death grip of Democrats for decades. I am sure that they are utterly dazed and confused by Christie's Republican revolution. I imagine them feeling like leaders of the collapsing Soviet Union who imagined that their oppressive regime was forever even as their entire way of life was melting away.
Let this be a template for other states. At the very least a crimp can be put in abortion by depriving abortion mills of state funds. In this day of over spent budgets this is the perfect time to implement such defunding, too.
And we know that Gov. Christie isn't afraid of a fight. Even all the way over in California the guv isn't afraid to take on a loud-mouthed protestor.