New Hampshire Fails To Lift Ban On Planned Parenthood Funding

Last month, Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire stopped providing contraception to lower income women after the state’s executive council “rejected up to $1.8 million in funding for the group” because it also offers privately-funded abortions. As one council member, Raymond Wieczorek, put it, “I am opposed to abortion. I am opposed to providing condoms to someone. If you want to have a party, have a party, but don’t ask me to pay for it.” Last Wednesday, the Executive Council met again “and could have overturned its previous vote.” Unfortunately, it didn’t.