RGF and it’s president Paul Gessing file lawsuit against City of Albuquerque over Planned Parenthood “Donation”

Thanks to legal help from the Liberty Justice Center, a non-profit, public interest litigation center, the Rio Grande Foundation and its president Paul Gessing have filed a lawsuit against the City under New Mexico’s “anti-donation clause” over the City’s “donation” of $250,000 of our tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. You can read more about the case here.

“New Mexico’s constitution prevents politicians from using taxpayer funds like their own personal piggy banks,” says Daniel Suhr, managing attorney at the Liberty Justice Center. “Albuquerque’s grant to Planned Parenthood is pure politics, and the state constitution prevents that kind of abuse of taxpayer dollars.”  

“Taxpayers should not be compelled to subsidize Planned Parenthood or any other private group,” said Gessing, who is president of the free-market Rio Grande Foundation. “The anti-donation clause of New Mexico’s constitution is a bulwark for taxpayers against politically motivated earmarks just like this one.”  

Sadly, Albuquerque’s City Council seems to have ignored New Mexico law which clearly states thatNeither the state, nor any county, school district, or municipality … shall directly or indirectly lend or pledge its credit, or make any donation to or in aid of any person, association, or public or private corporation ….”

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4 Replies to “RGF and it’s president Paul Gessing file lawsuit against City of Albuquerque over Planned Parenthood “Donation””

  1. Once again a city government states that it condones the sacrificial murder of children by giving money to the largest abortion mill in the USA, that masquerades itself as a Women’s Health Clinic. An aborted baby is certainly not healthy once this evil deed is done. Abortion is not birth control, abstention is.

  2. So glad you are doing this Paul. It’s not right for Albuquerque to do this with our taxpayer money. MLG gave to PP too, I didn’t like that either but I think I heard that money came out of her discretionary fund. It’s still taxpayer money though. Anyway, thank you.

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