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N.J. Democrats Push For Funding Women's Health Clinics

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- The New Jersey Senate was set to again vote Monday on a bill that would restore $7.5 million for women's health clinics.

Gov. Chris Christie cut the money from the current year's budget.

The new effort came after officials determined that state tax revenues were higher than expected.

Sen. Loretta Weinberg of Teaneck was leading the push to restore the money.

Democrats have accused Christie of cutting the money to appease the anti-abortion wing of the Republican Party. Some of the clinics perform abortions, although no state money is used for that purpose.

Christie cited the state's dire fiscal conditions as the reason for the cut.

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