Reminder: People don't want tax dollars funding abortion

Monday, October 19, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

$100 bills counting moneyAbortion providers are suing Pennsylvania to force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions through the state's medical assistance program – something one pro-lifer says is consistently against public opinion.

Maria Gallagher of Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation says the eight abortion groups are going through the Commonwealth Courts because they know their request does not stand a chance in the state's legislature or at the ballot box.

"They're going to court to try to force taxpayers to pay for abortions, and we're fighting it," Gallagher asserts.

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation plans to file an amicus brief in the case to show "there is no reason why taxpayers in Pennsylvania should be forced to pay for abortions."

"It's that simple," says Gallagher. "They don't want to do it, and they shouldn't have to."

Meanwhile, Gallagher encourages pro-lifers in The Keystone State let their public officials know that they do not want taxpayer funding of abortion.

"They need to call and write their state elected officials and let them know that this is a terrible practice that should not be tolerated," the pro-lifer submits.

"We're not saying that women have a right to a funded abortion," Women's Law Project attorney Susan Frietsche told Pennsylvania judges at a hearing last week. "We're saying that if the commonwealth decides to fund healthcare, it must do so in accordance with gender equality standards. It must do so fairly."

 

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According to WHYY.org, Jason Snyderman, representing the senators, noted that medical assistance also does not cover in-vitro fertilization or erectile dysfunction — two medical issues that are specific to gender.

"Just because the impact is only felt by one or the other sex doesn't mean it's sex-based discrimination," said Snyderman.

Gallagher, however, points out that public opinion polls consistently show that the vast majority of people in the U.S. do not want their taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions.

"It really doesn't matter what side of the spectrum people are on," she tells OneNewsNow. "They just don't want taxpayer funding of abortion."

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