Texas Abortion Industry Finds Workaround, Exploits Taxpayers for Profit

(Texas Right To Life) Members of Austin City Council announced an initiative to use taxpayer dollars to drive women to and from their abortion appointments.  The city might grant up to $150,000 to anti-Life organizations, like The Lilith Fund, that pay for transportation, lodging, and childcare for women seeking an abortion.

Austin City Council seeks to circumvent a recently passed state law that prohibits taxpayer money from supporting abortion businesses and their affiliates.  Council members proposed a radical budget amendment that would funnel $150,000 through the Austin Public Health Department, not to fund abortions directly, but to fund organizations that abet the abortion industry by providing transportation and other services to women seeking abortions.  Members of the city council said they crafted the pro-abortion policy specifically to thumb their noses at the Pro-Life towns that have recently pursued “Mother and Unborn Child Sanctuary City” ordinances that ban abortion.

Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza is one of the council members supporting this budget move.  She predictably concealed her support for abortion among euphemistic endorsements of public access to “the full range of reproductive health care services.”  She said, “Promoting equity in our city has been a top priority for me, and this is a real, tangible way to level the playing field and promote health equity.”  Pro-Life Texans who understand the ugly truth about abortion actually recognize the irony of her claims to equity, and that characterizing the practice of a bigger, stronger person taking the life of a smaller, weaker person is anything but achieving equity or justice in health care.

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[Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Texas Right to Life, title and image changed.]



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