North Carolina became the 3rd state to defund Planned Parenthood when its legislature overrode the Governor’s veto of the the proposed state budget today, which included a provision barring any funding from going to Planned Parenthood. From HuffPo, who don’t seem too happy about the news:
Republican state representatives in North Carolina voted to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the state budget Wednesday morning, ensuring that a provision to strip all federal and state money from Planned Parenthood will take effect on July 1. North Carolina is now the third state, after Indiana and Kansas, to defund the family planning provider because it also provides abortions.
The defunding is expected to strip $434,000 from Planned Parenthood. It sends an especially strong message that the North Carolina legislature passed the defunding by overriding the Governor’s veto. Let’s see it happen everywhere!