California “values” the killing of unborn babies in abortions. And that is why Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend $125 million tax dollars to expand the deadly practice.
Although that money could go a long way toward helping mothers and children in need, the Democrat governor wants to use it to promote more abortions instead.
Newsom said this week that abortion is one of California’s “values,” and he will “fight like hell” to “protect it” as the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer. He wants California to become an abortion destination for women in states that are expected to ban the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
On Wednesday, the governor’s office announced a $57 million increase to his spending plan to expand abortions. That amount is in addition to the $68 million that Newsom originally planned to spend in January, bringing the total to $125 million.
If approved by the legislature, $40 million in taxpayer funding will be used to pay to abort unborn babies whose mothers do not already qualify for a Medicaid-funded abortion or have insurance coverage for the elective, life-destroying procedure.
Another $15 million will be used to help pro-abortion groups “conduct medically accurate and culturally competent outreach and education” on sexual and reproductive health issues, basically advertising and promoting abortions.
Newsom wants to spend $1 million to develop a public website with “accurate and updated information” about abortion laws, abortion facilities and taxpayer-funded abortions, and another $1 million for research on “the unmet needs for access to reproductive health care services.”
“California will not stand idly by as extremists roll back our basic constitutional rights; we’re going to fight like hell, making sure that all women – not just those in California – know that this state continues to recognize and protect their fundamental rights,” Newsom said in a statement.
NBC Bay Area reports more about the governor’s plan:
California already pays for some abortions through its Medicaid program, the taxpayer-funded health insurance plan for the poor and the disabled.
But some women don’t qualify for Medicaid and don’t have private health insurance. When that happens, clinics will sometimes perform abortions for free, known as “uncompensated care.” Wednesday, Newsom said he wants the state to give $40 million worth of grants to clinics to help offset those costs.
Actually, abortion facilities typically do not provide anything for free, and many are for-profit. Women who cannot afford the cost of an abortion usually will be told how to sign up for a taxpayer-funded abortion or directed to an abortion fund that uses private donations to cover the cost.
Aborting unborn babies is a billion-dollar industry. Planned Parenthood alone, which does about 40 percent of all abortions in the U.S., reported $1.6 billion in revenue in its most recent annual report.
Yet, Democrat leaders like Newsom continue to funnel tax dollars to groups whose mission is to destroy unborn babies’ lives.
Newsom’s plan does not include another $20 million allocated in a bill to provide money for travel, lodging and other expenses to women who have to travel for abortions, according to the NBC report.
It is not clear if the $125 million also includes money that Newsom wants to spend to encourage more medical students to become abortionists.
California has very few limits on abortion, and it forces taxpayers to pay for them. Right now, Newsom and Democrat lawmakers are working closely with the abortion industry to expand abortions even more. One bill, Assembly Bill 2223, even would allow infanticide of babies up to 28 days old.
A new law slated to go into effect next year will force all public colleges and universities to provide abortions on campus.
California abortion facilities reported 132,680 abortions in 2017, according to the Guttmacher Institute. That is the latest data available.