April 24, 2012/ADF Alliance Alert --
The Arizona state Senate has voted to approve legislation de-funding Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest abortion business that does more than one-fourth of all abortions in the United States.
The state Senate passed, 18-8, the Whole Woman's Health Funding Priority Act of Arizona (HB 2800) that will defund abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood of state family planning money. The bill is based on model legislation developed by the SBA List and the Alliance Defense Fund, and prioritizes family planning funds away from abortion-centered businesses like Planned Parenthood to entities that provide women with comprehensive health care.
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, Vice President of Government Affairs for SBA List, told LifeNews after the vote: "Planned Parenthood's abortion-centered business model does not need or deserve taxpayer dollars. We encourage Gov. Brewer to quickly sign this bill into law. Arizona is leading the charge to protect taxpayers and women from Planned Parenthood and the violence of abortion."...