This week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that permanently bans taxpayer funding of abortion through health plans.
The new law will keep Texans from having to pay for elective abortions through their insurance plans.
“As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child,” Governor Abbott said.
“This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions. I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”
Abbott had called for the special legislative session to focus on the bill, along with legislation requiring doctors and facilities to report complications associated with abortions in detail.
Rep. John Smithee, the lead author of the bill, said the initiative protects the conscience rights of individuals who object to their tax dollars subsidizing abortions: “This isn’t about who can get an abortion. It is about who is forced to pay for an abortion.”
Pro-life leaders praised the move. In her testimony before the Texas Senate committee, Elizabeth Graham urged lawmakers to protect the preborn:
“The definition of healthcare is to make a person well and to encourage health,” Graham explained. “The definition of a successful abortion is the complete death of the unborn child.”
Of course, New York liberals tried to stop the bill. New York’s Center for Reproductive Rights reached across the nation to criticize the bill. CRR president Nancy Northup complained that abortion in cases of fetal handicap is cost prohibitive for most poor women. She was too stupid to know that the bill excluded medical emergencies. Sorry New York! LOSERS!!
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also came out against the bill, claiming that abortion is “essential” healthcare.
The Guttmacher Institute’s Elizabeth Nash said the bill was unnecessary because “most women pay out of pocket already.”
In other-words, it’s is ok for SOME to have to pay for the horrific procedure if they find it abominable.
10 other states have laws keeping taxpayers out of the abortion insurance business. Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Oklahoma all restrict tax funds from paying for abortion insurance in all cases except a mother’s life. Indiana and Utah have similar laws but include rape and incest exemptions. All allow any individual to purchase abortion insurance separately.
The Pro-Life movement is winning!
Polls since the 80’s show a drastic swing from 56% of the country being Pro-Abortion to today where 55% of Americans Want All or Most Abortions Made Illegal.
As Dr. Susan Berry so aptly states in Breitbart: “In 37 consecutive polls performed throughout the past 21 years on the issue of abortion, Gallup has found that a majority of Americans surveyed say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
We are slowly winning this battle. Large in part due to full color pictures and videos like these. In ’72 the masses were conned into believing that a fetus was just a mass of cells. We now have plenty of proof to the contrary!
Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. It is items like this that are severely helping us win the war against killing babies. Watch and Share!
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