Arizona will no longer allow the nation’s largest abortion provider to receive donations from state employees on the government’s dime.
Arizona has cut the umbilical cord off Planned Parenthood, no longer allowing the organization to receive donations from state employees on the government’s dime.
Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who serves as the chairman of the State Employee Charitable Campaign, “absolutely supports” the move to remove Planned Parenthood from the program, called the State Employee Charitable Campaign, which allows state employees to make donations through payroll deduction or a one-time payment.
Arizona’s State Employee Charitable Campaign features more than 400 organizations that are eligible for state employee donations.
Daniel Scarpinato, a spokesman for the pro-life governor, told press that state employees are still able to donate to Planned Parenthood on their own, but Arizona won’t play any part.
“[Ducey] has made it clear that the state of Arizona should not be involved in facilitating contributions to a controversial organization of this kind,” he said. “People are still free to give on their own.”
Critics, including Planned Parenthood, view the decision as politically motivated.