NH’s Upcoming PP Contract Vote: the Basics

Mary Simpson brought a blunt message to State House Plaza.
Mary Simpson brought a blunt message to State House Plaza at the recent WomenBetrayed/Defund PP rally in Concord.

New Hampshire’s Executive Council will vote next Wednesday, August 5, on giving tax money to Planned Parenthood and two other New Hampshire abortion providers as well as to one other agency. A family planning contract for $1,070,000 has been proposed that includes four vendors. If passed, the contract will be worth $638,900 to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, $179,800 to the Concord Feminist Health Center, $134,200 to Greenland’s Lovering Health Center, and $117,100 to Weeks Medical in northern New Hampshire.

On the web page for Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund is a statement that if the Executive Council doesn’t hand over $638,900 of your tax money this week, health care for 12,000 New Hampshire women is at risk.

According to the 2014 financial report for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England – a report that is part of Wednesday’s contract proposal – PPNNE spent  $998,262 on fundraising last year, $1.5 million on public policy work, and $214,000 on marketing and communication. Yet if a $638,900 government contract fails to materialize, women’s health care is at risk.

To learn more about the contract, the Councilors, and what you can do before the vote, click on this link for my latest email newsletter.