Gatsas Statement on Sununu Voting to Provide Taxpayer Funds for Planned Parenthood
MANCHESTER, NH – – Republican gubernatorial candidate and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas released the following statement on Councilor Chris Sununu voting to provide taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood:
“I have consistently opposed public funding for Planned Parenthood and believe that there are many community health organizations that can provide alternate, high quality health care options for women. As governor, I will ensure that Planned Parenthood does not receive tax dollars.
“By casting the deciding vote to retroactively fund Planned Parenthood while the Department of Heath and Human Services faces a $16 million shortfall in the Medicaid Enhancement Tax revenue, Executive Councilor Chris Sununu has betrayed New Hampshire taxpayers and has also turned his back on conservative grassroots activists. Councilor Sununu has clearly demonstrated that he lacks the required knowledge of budgeting and finances required to lead our state.
“New Hampshire needs a bold leader in the corner office who will tackle the challenges facing our state and take clear positions on important issues. I have never been shy about sharing my opinions and standing up for the principles that I believe in. That’s how I ran a successful business, that’s what I have done as Manchester’s mayor, and that’s how I will serve as New Hampshire’s next governor.”