Colorado decision continues disregard for amendment against abortion funding

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton regarding the Colorado Court of Appeals decision Thursday in Norton v. Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood:

“American taxpayer money should go to fund local community health centers, not to subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business like Planned Parenthood. This couldn’t be more true for Coloradans, who adopted a state constitutional provision that expressly prohibits the direct or indirect funding of abortions. The lower court should not have dismissed this case on a technicality because even it agreed that $14 million of taxpayer funds flowed from state government agencies to Planned Parenthood and thus, presumptively, in violation of the voter-approved amendment. We had hoped the Court of Appeals would have recognized that, but since it did not, we are discussing the possibility of appeal.”

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