Got a News Tip for NaturalNews? Send us your news tip, and we'll investigate!

Former head of Colorado Department of Public Health sues Planned Parenthood over illegal state funding

Posted: October 22, 2013 |   Comments

( On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Jane Norton, the former executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health, filed a lawsuit against Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood. The lawsuit alleges that Colorado government officials have allocated $14 million from taxpayers for Planned Parenthood funding, clearly violating a voter-approved amendment to the state's constitution which prohibits subsidizing abortions.

According to state legislation that was approved by voters twice, "No public funds shall be used by the State of Colorado, its agencies or political subdivisions to pay or otherwise reimburse, either directly or indirectly, any person, agency or facility for the performance of any induced abortion...."

However, as the Norton v. Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood complaint states, "Upon information and belief, since about January 15, 2009 to the present date, the Colorado Government Defendants and other Colorado government agencies have provided approximately $14 million in public funds to Defendant Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood and thereby have, in violation of Colorado's Abortion Funding Prohibition Amendment, directly or indirectly subsidized Planned Parenthood Services' abortion operations."

Have a Comment? Share it...

comments powered by Disqus