Several members of New Jersey’s Assembly Republican caucus are proposing millions in funding for women’s health services. The move comes after Gov. Chris Christie cut funds to women’s clinics — an effort conservatives supported.
Now, as the Associated Press reports, many Assembly Republicans want $7.5 million returned to such services for the upcoming budget year.
No public money would go toward Planned Parenthood. As Monmouth Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande put it, “legitimate clinics that perform actual health services” would see the additional funding.
That includes $6.2 million for Federal Qualified Health Centers and $1.3 million for cancer education and early detection.