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Let’s end taxpayer funding of abortion in Minnesota

by | Jul 20, 2017

By Paul Stark

Minnesota taxpayers have bankrolled elective abortions for low-income women for more than two decades. But the problem is getting worse year after year.

In 2015, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, taxpayers reimbursed abortion practitioners $1.05 million for 4,218 abortions. That’s the largest annual number of tax-funded abortions ever. And these abortions now make up a record-high 43 percent of all abortions in the state.

Public funding of abortion is harmful to women, children, and taxpayers.

In recent years (including this past spring), legislation to end public funding of elective abortion has passed through the state Legislature multiple times—only to be vetoed by the governor.

You can help stop abortion funding in Minnesota:

  • View MCCL’s new brochure, and then share it with others. The brochure explains the facts and harms of taxpayer funding of abortion.
  • Sign the petition to ban taxpayer funding at (it’s also available at MCCL booths at fairs and other events).
  • Remember to contact the governor and your lawmakers []during the 2018 legislative session to urge their support.

Together, we can finally enact this crucial effort to protect unborn children, their mothers, and Minnesota taxpayers.

Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life [MCCL] and is reposted with permission.

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