Christie Vetoes Women’s Health Funding

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed funding for women’s health clinics late last week, while signing into law much of the rest of the state’s budget. The women’s health bill would have provided $7.4 million to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide cancer screenings, contraceptives, and preventative care. The funding was an effort by Democratic legislators to try to return women’s health spending to pre-Christie levels. None of the money would have gone toward funding abortions.