As if enough unborn babies were not already being aborted, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee wants to force taxpayers to pay for even more.
Last week, Inslee released his 2023-2025 budget proposal with $15 million to expand elective abortions and train more abortionists to do them, The Center Square reports.
“Washington is and will remain a sanctuary for any person seeking abortion care and services in our state, but we must act to protect our rights and our values,” he said in July when he signed an executive order to expand abortions.
If approved, his budget would use state tax dollars to “provide reimbursement for abortion services” to abortion facilities for travel, meals, childcare and other expenses for pregnant women who choose to abort their unborn babies, according to the report.
Additional money would be used to create grants for public colleges to encourage more student nurses, doctors and pharmacists to become abortionists, the report continues.
The state legislature must approve the budget, but pro-abortion Democrats control both houses in Washington state, so they likely will support the new abortion funding.
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Inslee’s budget is very similar to those of other Democrat leaders in California, Oregon and New York.
Earlier this year, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul established a grant program to “increase access to abortion services” in New York. According to the grant application, the more unborn babies that an abortion facility aborts, the more money it can receive – up to $250,000. Separately, Hochul’s administration recently allocated another $10 million to help abortion facilities increase security.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom also signed a budget in June with $200 million dedicated specifically to expanding abortions, including a new, government-run website that tells women from other states how to come to California to abort their unborn babies. It includes $40 million 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, and $15 million to help pro-abortion groups advertise and promote abortions. Newsom also included $20 million in his budget plan to encourage medical students to become abortionists.
In March, Oregon lawmakers also approved $15 million in their state budget to pay for women in and out of state to travel for elective abortions.
Abortions have killed more than 63 million unborn babies in America in the past 50 years. On June 24, for the first time since 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court began allowing states to protect unborn babies from abortion again through the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.
Now, 14 states are enforcing pro-life laws that prohibit or strictly limit the killing of unborn babies in abortions, and eight others are fighting in court to do the same. Researchers estimate up to 10,000 unborn babies already have been saved from abortion since these laws went into effect this summer, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to be saved from death in the coming years.