Voters outraged after this state guarantees tax-funded abortions for illegals


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“Taxpayer funded abortions for illegals” sounds like a comic parody of what conservatives think liberals believe.

It’s not.  It’s now the law in Oregon, along with laws forcing people with health insurance to subsidize abortions for others.

But while the multi-million dollar abortion industry celebrates their new government-subsidized profits, voters are outraged and history shows elected officials will pay the price.

The Washington Times reports:

H.B. 3391, the Reproductive Health Equity Act, would allocate $10.2 million to the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program, to pay for reproductive services for women who would be eligible “except for their immigration status.” Of that amount, about $500,000 is earmarked for abortions.

The legislation, which was developed with the assistance of Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice groups, also would require private insurance companies to provide abortions to their customers free of charge…

… With the Reproductive Health Equity Act garnering national attention, Shannon Henshaw, an organizer with Oregon Life United, said the ballot measure has its best chance of passing yet.

“I think a lot of people were already concerned about the number of abortions in the state that are paid for by taxpayer dollars,” Ms. Henshaw said. “And because H.B. 3391 is so extreme, I think it’s generated some additional fervor to put a stop to that.”…

…Recent precedent suggests abortion is a losing issue for Democrats.

Under the leadership of U.S. Sen. Michael F. Bennet of Colorado, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee poured $60 million into the Bannock Street Project, an initiative to advance the “War on Women” narrative in the 2014 midterm elections.

Despite the infusion of cash, the pro-choice message fell flat, and Republicans ended up holding onto the House and reclaiming the Senate.

Mr. Kilada said something similar could happen in Oregon.

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