It’s official: Arizona bans funding of Planned Parenthood

Gov. Brewer just signed the ban on state funding of Planned Parenthood into law. It’s about time:

FOX NEWS – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill to cut off Planned Parenthood’s access to taxpayer money funneled through the state for non-abortion services.

Arizona already bars use of public money for abortions except to save the life of the mother, but anti-abortion legislators and other supporters of the bill have said the broader prohibition is needed to make sure that no public money indirectly supports abortion services.

“This is a common sense law that tightens existing state regulations and closes loopholes in order to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, whether directly or indirectly,” said Brewer, a Republican. “By signing this measure into law, I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds for abortion.”

Arizona has said a funding ban would interrupt its preventive health care and family planning services for nearly 20,000 women served by the organization’s clinics. The organization has said it will consider a legal challenge.

The measure targeting funding for Planned Parenthood for non-abortion services was one of several approved by Arizona’s Republican-led Legislature related to contentious reproductive health care issues during a 116-day session that ended Thursday. Brewer is a Republican.

Other approved Arizona bills include one generally banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which Brewer has already signed, and one loosening a state law that generally requires health care plans to cover contraception.

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  • toongoon

    Go Jan Brewer!! Poke your finger in little Bari’s eye this time.

    • kong1967

      Just another lawsuit for Holder to file in the name of discrimination. It’s going to take Romney a week just to drop all the lawsuits this administration has filed against our own states and people.

      • Let’s hope Romney’s elected so that he can drop those lawsuits.

        • toongoon

          I hope we can count on Romney for that.

      • toongoon

        Maybe Issa will get serious and finally start aborting Holder out of the Justice Department.

      • wodiej

        don’t count on RINO Romney to jump to drop any lawsuits. He’ll have to think it over several months to make sure he isn’t offending anyone.

        • marketcomp

          I guess certain issues are just not instinctual. RINO’s are always calculating the outcome or result of their decision.

        • Happyface2

          Give it a break.Your either with the program or your not.One thing we do not need now is little digs on what he will do.Anything is better than what we have now.Romney is it so lets join together and get this turkey out of our house,

          • toongoon

            You’re right. All we can do now is get on the Romney bandwagon and hope he can beat zero. Then pray that he will turn things around.

            wodiej is right as well. Romney is no powerhouse. There is not much evidence that Romney has any real conviction toward ending much of obama’s destruction.

            • kong1967

              Maybe, maybe not. I don’t think it’s fair to condemn a guy for not doing something he hasn’t had a chance to do anything about yet. We’ll see. He might be dead serious on reversing what the Marxist has done. All the accusations I see here are from people who don’t know jack crap. Just speculation. That’s fine, but they don’t KNOW anything.

              • toongoon

                Fair enough. I’ll TRY to be more positive.

                • kong1967

                  Lol, I know it will be difficult with Romney. If he doesn’t do what’s expected of him the next Tea Party gathering will be because of him.

                • toongoon

                  Did you catch Rush’s comments on the Tea Party on Friday? They were good. Here is the transcript;


                • kong1967

                  I hope he’s right in that the Tea Party hasn’t weakened. I have to say, though, that I don’t know if I agree with his assumption that Romney got the nomination because the Tea Party vote was split among 7 other candidates. Romney still had more delegates than all of them combined. Of couse, a lot of states are “winner take all”, so it’s hard to say how it would have turned out if we had only one real conservative.

                  I’m worried about the stregth of the Tea Party now.

                • kong1967

                  By the way, I wasn’t really referring to you. You phrased your statement as speculation….as in “not much evidence”. I was talking about the people that say “he won’t do this or that” and if you challenge them on it they “know” he won’t do it. I agree with you. There’s not much evidence he will do it, but we have to hope he does (as you said).

            • But there is no disputing how Obama and his so called administration will act. So do you want to take a chance with Obama for four more destructive years or take a chance and hope that Romney will start to turn back some of this destruction? Or maybe it is just too late for America and we can just give up!

              • toongoon

                Ok Cheryl, for some reason you think that because I don’t think Romney is all that I might prefer another four of the Marxist. That’s quite a stretch. You should probably be a little less on the defensive.

                I know that Romney will be better than zero. How much better I have no idea. That remains to be seen. First Romney has to beat obama and his cheating ways and then if he is elected we really don’t know where his priorities are. He has talked talked out of both sides of his mouth for years.

                Darn. I just told Kong1967 I would try to be more positive. We are all on the same team Cheryl, lets try to act like it.

        • Trust1TG

          Romney’s consistent pattern is not to stand up to any radical social agenda.

          Instead, he has implemented every one of the PC radical agenda objectives by executive order JUST LIKE OBAMA.

      • marketcomp

        It’s going to take Romney a week to respond to the lawsuit if at all.

  • ooooooooo. It’s on!!!

  • 4Hoppes2

    Blessings to you Gov. Brewer and the state of Arizona. I pray this bill will inspire other states to follow suit. As G.K. Chesterton would say ” The fascinating thing about miracles is that they actually happen”.

  • kong1967

    Legal challenge? It’s a private business so who do they think they are to force public funding? Liberals have so many organizations that are publicly funded that have no business getting our money. Conservative organizations get no priveleges or funding, but liberals think their sh-t don’t stink and they are entitled to make us pay for their utopia at the same time they are tax exempt. It’s time to cut off ALL funding to ALL liberal groups.

    • Sandra123456

      I bet most people don’t realize that PP is a private organization. You hear about it so much that it just seems like a “public” service.

      Maybe 10years from now we could be talking about President Jan Brewer.

      • kong1967

        Yeah, I really like her. People here have been bashing her too because she backed Romney….called her a traitor. I thought it was funny when Gingrinch did the same thing and they didn’t say anything about it. She has really been cracking the whip in Arizona.

  • Good! Good for Jan, Good for Arizona. Stand strong once the lawsuits come- but you’re all used to them by now. God Bless you!

  • 12grace

    Love it.

  • Cindy09

    That’s what I call having Chutzpah! Good for Jan!!

  • wodiej

    abortions should not be paid for with taxpayer dollars-period.

  • YEEEE-HAAAAA Hopefully God is looking down on our States and reward us with the dumping of Obumer in November! hehehe

  • I love that picture of Governor Brewer giving it to Obama.

    • PVG

      Me too!

  • Nukeman60

    Isn’t Planned Parenthood’s desire to sue Arizona much like my distant relatives suing me after I decide not to give them anymore money when they ask to ‘borrow’ it.

    Some people think they are always entitled to other people’s money. You go, Arizona.

  • NYGino

    Zeroman is totally confused. This situation is not supposed to happen, all his composites and make believe girls come with a lifetime warranty against actually being able to think on their own, that is the thought process behind Julia. They are Definitely not supposed to antagonize His Royal Highness by actually defying him.

  • BSScoop

    We’re knocking that building of death down one brick at a time.



    …JAN BREWER for V.P. 2012 !”

  • Trust1TG

    Well – Obama is forcing Texas to fund Planned Parenthood.

    Can both Texas and Arizona resist the bully administration?

    Here’s hoping they do.

  • Stoneyjack

    Compliments to Gov. Jan Brewer & the Arizona legislature. Planned Parenthood is poisonous to civil society.

  • sjmom

    Makes me wonder why Gov Brewer endorsed Romney.

  • “Will you consume the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?[3] … What if ten are found there?” He [The Lord] said, “I will not destroy it for the ten’s sake.”[4]” (Genesis 18:23-32)

    9 out of 10 visits are NOT for abortion, and they just stripped the funding. This flies in the face of innocent until proven guilty by cutting off health services for 9/10 women to spite the 1/10 who are there for abortion.

    Additionally, to those who say they don’t care about abortion but don’t want it under public funding, you are trading a one-time subsidy for a lifetime of welfare, school funding, and possibly prison for a child born into unfavorable conditions due to a diminished ability for the parents in question to get abortion.

    Congratulations on EXPANDING the costs of socialism in our country.

    • Karl Rogue

      ending public funding of the abortion industry=expanding socialism?

      You are too far gone.

    • toongoon

      Exo_20:13 Thou shalt not kill.

      Pregnancy can be controlled, we do not have to encourage children to have sex and we can have personal responsibility and not screw everything that walks.

      Socialism comes from government leadership who allows, encourages and takes responsibility for a population who gives up their personal responsibilities.

      Stop paying for everybody’s “mistakes” and unwanted pregnancies will go down and Socialism will die a quick death.

      You appear to think from inside the socialist bubble. Welfare was not intended to create a dependent class but to give temporary assistance to people who need it. Politicians expanded all of the entitlements to win votes and now it is a behemoth that will finish us off as a country if we don’t get it under control.

    • KenInMontana

      Congratulations on EXPANDING the costs of socialism in our country.

      Thank you, the idea is to show just expensive socialism is.

      Addendum: Perhaps it will wake you out of the “useful idiot” stupor.

    • Constance

      Arizona did not stop all funding. They stopped funding for abortion-specific services. In Arizona (I live here) there are multitudes of health clinics for the poor, there is Medicaid, there are free birth control centers… there is absolutely NO shortage of health care services in Arizona for those in need, including birth control and prenatal care. Get real, and stop believing the hype.

    • SenatorSting

      So – we just need to get rid of socialism, too.

    • badbadlibs

      Feel free to give all your funds to this “private” institution. And please don’t take the Word of God so far out of context that it could possibly qualify for the “farthest removed from context” of all time award. Thanks.

  • ApplePie101

    Walker/Brewer 2016.

  • M_Minnesota


    It’s good what Brewer did. I thought she was Pro-Abort.

    She endorsed Flipper Mitt.

    A conservative, Moderate and a Liberal walk into a bar. The Bartender yells, MITT!!!

    rim shot.

  • 911Infidel

    Outstanding. Taxpayer funding of baby murder is disgusting. Let the baby killers fund their own crimes.

    • ApplePie101

      They don’t even want to fund their own condoms.

      • 911Infidel

        Good point. Funny thing, they can find the 200K to attend law school but not the change to buy a condom.

  • poljunkie

    Abortions should not be paid for by the tax payer.

    If you must get one, pay for it yourself.

    • badbadlibs

      Actually, few really “need” one, the few exceptions would be covered under one’s own health insurance plan, i.e., ecoptic pregnancies.

  • Jay

    Right on. AZ is one state that’s going forward. (And not like the campaign slogan.) When they let the Minutemen have live ammo, I’m moving.

  • L B

    well… if you want an abortion, why should someone else pay for

  • Kordane

    I’m pro-choice but I am in full support of this. The government has no role in being involved in such things, and it’s wrong to force people (taxpayers) to pay for things that they object to on religious grounds.

    • FreeManWalking

      After 50 years of a government that steals from those who work and have,

      so they can give to those who won’t and want, for them it is just another slice of pie to share.

  • Ah, the States’ Rights battle heats up, much to the chagrin of the Statist news media! Geaux, Governor Brewer! Keep that “finger and eyeballs” right in ‘Der Fuhrer’ Obama’s face!

    Somebody said that PP is a private business. I am inclined to consider PP, as one of those “n.g.o’s” (non-governmental organizations), the same kind that seem to get a lot of local tax money for do-nothings at the town-and-city level.

    Yes, I agree that PP has no sway over what the minds of John/Jane Q. Public, and should not have a voice over public policy, either.

    In all of this, it is funny that, should a criminal kill a pregnant mother, they get charged with a double homicide by our legal system, whereas in the ho-hum world of PP, no one is charged with anything – neither PP for infanticide, or the pregnant mother for murder. Why is that? Is it that there is a legal fund that would dry up, if PP were to disappear?

    In today’s world, a lot of things we now know about, have not ‘gotten worse’, but as a by-product of all of us, even me, living in a forever-attainable information age, there is little we DON’T know about anymore. Thereby, in our anonymous information searching of what is going on in the neighborhood, we hear about “Sally’s-done-and-gone-got-pregnant-again”, sigh an “oh well”, and click the computer pointing device to another subject.

    • NYGino

      Good post. Lots of logical thinking asking about government illogical reasoning.

  • Its funny how I keep hearing that withholding government funding from Premeditated Infanticide is somehow “un-Constitutional”. How? PI is a private business, and, in the opinion of a guy that reads the Constitution nearly daily, studies with Constitutional attorneys, and isn’t an idiot, if anything seems “un-Constitutional”, its the actual FUNDING of PI. Even if it was a government institution (say Obama turns it into a cabinet, complete with Secretary of Baby Killing), its still un-Constitutional in the fact that nowhere in the Constitution does the federal government have the power to do that. They (liberals) can try pointing and crying at the “general welfare clause”, all they want, but they’re going to have to be re-educated on that one, because all that clause states is that they (Congress) have a duty to see to the general welfare of America, and that is to be accomplished by doing the very duties that the Constitutional graphically details for them in what are called the Enumerated Powers. Its not carte blanche to shoehorn anything they want into their daily duties, and call it ‘promoting the general welfare’. PI is not a government agency; its nothing more than a business franchise, and, once again, there is no enumerated power for the Legislative, the Executive or the Judicial, to provide taxpayer funding for private enterprise. I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama tried pulling TARP out of his ass, again.

    • badbadlibs

      Oh how you talk…logical, truthful and artfully!

  • John Galt is a fictional character in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged (1957). Although he is not identified by name until the last third of the novel, he is the object of its often-repeated question “Who is John Galt?” and of the quest to discover the answer.

    As the plot unfolds, Galt is acknowledged to be a creator, philosopher, and inventor who symbolizes the power and glory of the human mind. He serves as a principled counterpoint to the collectivist social and economic structure depicted in the novel. The depiction portrays a society based on oppressive bureaucratic functionaries and a culture that embraces stifling mediocrity and egalitarianism, which the novel associates with socialistic idealism

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    So glad to see there are a number of pro-life legislators in Arizona’s Congress as well as people who made known their support of this bill! A positive story- this bill passing- amidst a sea of negative ones in the world of news! Thanks for sharing it, Right Scoop!

  • SenatorSting

    That’s exciting – but it would be really exciting to see one (though i’d prefer all 50) of the states opt out of medicare and medicade and watch our would be tyrants go fanatical.

  • GO Head Gov Brewer, Keep up the good work! Now if we can just get Behner and Congress to follow your lead, maybe Obama & admin will stop pulling these stunts!