I am so sick and tired of these fools in Raleigh….
North Carolina had struggled to put Jesse Helms and the pettiness and ignorance he represented behind us….
Then, people go and elect a Republican-controlled legislature that is starting to make Jesse look moderate and reasonable.
First the fools “outlawed” climate change and the related science…
Now, they are attacking North Carolina’s Women just like the national GOP tells them to do….
And it’s really going to be hard to defeat these idiots since they controlled redistricting….
North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature voted Monday night to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a state budget that strips money from Planned Parenthood.
The same lawmakers overrode Perdue’s veto and moved to defund Planned Parenthood last year, but a judge blocked the provision, arguing that a state can’t single out a particular health provider. This time around, lawmakers found a way to sidestep legal challenges by not specifically naming Planned Parenthood in the budget. Instead, the bill prevents the state’s Health and Human Services department from contracting with “private providers” of family planning services — effectively, but not explicitly, singling out Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, one of the state’s two Planned Parenthood providers, estimates that it will lose $200,000 as a result of the new budget. Because no state money is used for abortion services, the funding cuts will affect the clinic’s ability to provide affordable birth control, cancer screenings, pap smears and other services for low-income women in the state.