By Paul Stark Minnesota taxpayers have bankrolled elective abortions for low-income women for more than two decades. But the problem is getting worse year after year. In 2015, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, taxpayers reimbursed abortion practitioners $1.05 million for 4,218 abortions. That’s the largest annual number of tax-funded abortions ever. And …Continue reading "Let’s end taxpayer funding of abortion in Minnesota"
By Paul Stark The Minnesota Legislature passed a bill this spring that would prohibit the use of taxpayer funds for abortion. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the bill last Wednesday. In his letter explaining the veto, Dayton writes: “State funding may only be used for abortions in cases of rape or incest, for health or therapeutic reasons, …Continue reading "Minnesota Gov. Dayton’s non-factual argument for taxpayer funding of abortion"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A Pennsylvania state representative is planning to introduce a bill that would threaten your tax dollars. Representative Steven Santarsiero (D-Bucks County) is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a bill that would repeal Act 13 of 2013. If you will recall, Act 13 is the common sense law …Continue reading "Help Us Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars from paying for Abortions"
Taxpayers have paid more than $22 million to abortion centers, according to state agency ST. PAUL —After 19 years of taxpayer-funded abortions, Minnesotans are paying for 39 percent of all abortions performed in the state. Taxpayers have funded more than 73,000 abortions at a cost of $22.5 million, according to a just-released report from the …Continue reading "Taxpayer funded abortions rise 16 percent; highest percentage ever in Minnesota"