I know WA State is faced with tough decisions in light of the $9 billion deficit.
I believe WA State should discontinue its funding of so called "family planning" programs, which are in fact, abortion and contraception. These methods actually encourage reckless behavior like promiscuity, and give young people the false impression that they are "safe" from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, when in fact most abortions happen becuase their contraceptives fail and STDs have been on the rise as contraception has become more widely available. (You can state as little or as much of these arguments as you think you have time for).
I oppose my tax dollars being used for abortion and/or abortion providers, and I know many of our citizens do. It's wrong for the state to fund programs that many of its citizens find morally objectionable.
Cutting "family planning" from the budget will save the state at least $9 million.