Orange County Board of Supervisors Suspends Planned Parenthood Funding

In a move that seems designed to cater directly to the Board of Supervisors’ religious beliefs, a unanimous decision was made to suspend the county contract with Planned Parenthood. Never mind that none of the money in the contract was used for abortions, but for sex education.

Supervisor John Moorlach was quoted as saying, “I personally have a problem with government funding of an organization that provides abortion services.”

Well, Mr. Moorlach, I personally have a problem with governments who are unable to separate church and state.

People are of course highly divided on the subject of abortion, but the simple fact remains that it is legal. And despite what some in the religious contingent would have you believe, the main mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide low-cost birth control services for people who need them. Which would be many, as there are millions of people without health insurance.

Shame on you, Board of Supervisors, for your short-sighted decision.

2 Comments so far

  1. pittrollie on March 11th, 2009 @ 2:01 pm

    Grrr. Agreed, shame on you! Terrible decision.

  2. Jon (oc_jon) on March 11th, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    What a bunch of assholes.

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