Social conservatives have targeted several private groups for congressional defunding as a means of tightening the federal belt and enforcing ethical austerity. NPR, the NEA and Planned Parenthood are at the top of the list. All have suffered damaging scandals as of late - yet another acorn-undercover-style video has arisen showing a Planned Parenthood clinic manager assuring a "pimp" that his child-prostitute sex-slaves can circumvent the law to get abortions (take a stroll around youtube to find plenty of other examples). The tolerance of pro-abortion, feminist liberals for (female) child rape and sexual abuse - when weighed against the greater good of confidential abortions - is nearly as revealing as it is revolting.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie provided an example to the national government today by vetoing a bill to fund Planned Parenthood with tax dollars. Christie will call down the fury of the most radical elements of the left, but I think he has the backbone to weather the storm. Let's hope the GOP-at-large is susceptible to the infection of Christie's courage of conviction.