Pro-life citizens of New Jersey are questioning the wisdom of their new governor who has chosen to reinstate funding for Planned Parenthood.
While he was in office, former Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation to fund the abortion conglomerate, cutting off an estimated $60 million to the abortion giant over an eight-year period. But on Wednesday, Governor Phil Murphy (D) – who took office a little more than one month ago – signed into law two bills that (1) restore $7.5 million in state tax dollars to Planned Parenthood, and (2) allow Medicaid funds to the abortion provider to help pay for contraception, cancer screenings, and STD testing.
New Jersey Right to Life executive director Marie Tasy finds that astounding.
"Planned Parenthood has a terrible track record in New Jersey of engaging in Medicaid fraud," she points out. "Undercover investigators came to New Jersey [posing] as sex traffickers and one of the Planned Parenthood employees was willing to aid and abet the 'sex trafficker' of minors here in the state of New Jersey."
State inspectors have found repeated violations of health and safety standards at all Planned Parenthood clinics in New Jersey. And another undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood revealed the harvesting and sale of aborted babies' body parts for a profit.
Tasy tells OneNewsNow that Governor Murphy needs to answer an important question.
"We have to assume that he proceeded in his quest to fund Planned Parenthood with the knowledge that [it] is currently under investigation by the FBI," she shares. "And the question that we need to ask him is: Will he rescind the funding if Planned Parenthood is indicted and found guilty of this criminal activity?"
According to the pro-life spokeswoman, Planned Parenthood was instrumental in getting Murphy elected as governor. Outgoing PP president Cecile Richards was on hand for the bills' signing, thanking Murphy for passing the legislation in "lightning speed."