Pro-life group battles taxpayer-funded abortions in MA

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundTaxpayers in Massachusetts may have a chance to decide whether state revenue can be used to finance abortions.

Renew Massachusetts Coalition is behind a drive to turn the situation around, and spokesperson Chanel Prunier tells OneNewsNow taxpayers have been funding abortions, even if they don't support them, for 36 years.

“The reason that our taxpayer dollars do go to abortion here in Massachusetts is because of a Supreme Judicial Court decision made in 1981,” says Prunier, “and people haven't really talked much about that since. A lot of people here don't even know that their state tax dollars go to abortion.”

The coalition has gone through the official hoops to end the court-imposed constitutional requirement and is obtaining 100,000 valid voter signatures to let voters make that decision.

But it is a long process.

“If we're successful and move to the next stage of the process,” says Prunier, “we need to have a vote in the legislature. Then we need to get one quarter of our state legislators in the House and Senate to vote in a combined constitutional convention."

The proposed amendment reads: "Nothing in this Constitution requires the public funding of abortion."

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