TRENTON, N.J. – Politicians in New Jersey’s capital regularly complain about the need for new revenues, but they’re never shy about spending tax dollars on social “priorities.”
On Monday, the Democrat-controlled Assembly is scheduled to vote on A-5802, a $9.5 million FY 2020 supplemental appropriation for abortion giant Planned Parenthood on top of the $7.5 million already budgeted.
It’s about social politics. And Trump.
Recently, Planned Parenthood’s New Jersey affiliates decided to reject federal Title X grants. The reason: the Trump Administration made (1) stopping providing abortions services or (2) separating abortion services from the rest of the organization’s business a condition of the funding.
Democrat state lawmakers now hope to help make up the difference… with taxpayer dollars.
New Jersey and 19 other states are challenging the Administration’s rule but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an injunction request as the litigation plays out.
The real question – regardless of one falls on the abortion debate – is why Planned Parenthood needs public funding. In 2016 alone, the company’s total revenue was $1.354 billion.