Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a budget yesterday that eliminates funding for Planned Parenthood. The Daily Caller reports:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, signed a state budget Sunday that cut spending on education and health clinics, including Planned Parenthood centers, reported National Journal.
Unsurprisingly, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin denounced the budget. The group, which runs 27 centers statewide, says that services like cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and birth control will be cut back. Conservatives have targeted the group because it also provides abortion services.
Julaine Appling of the organization Wisconsin Family Action said, “If organizations want to do that, we’re not saying they don’t have the right to do that under the law. While we disagree with abortions entirely, they do have that right … [But] we don’t have to use taxpayer money to do that.” Read More
Wisconsin is the fourth state to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, following Kansas, North Carolina and Indiana. Unfortunately, a U.S. District Judge in Indiana has halted enforcement of their law.
Planned Parenthood funding is also under fire on the federal level. Back in February, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a budget amendment to cut funding to the organization. The Senate, still under Democrat control, has not yet followed suit. Stories like this clearly demonstrate why funding to the organization should be cut.