Support Governor Ricketts –End funding for abortion in Nebraska!
Abortion is a grave evil in our society. It’s critical that we fight on all fronts to empower women and protect vulnerable, unborn babies. There are many means by which we can accomplish this goal, but it’s no secret that ending tax payer funding for abortion would be a huge victory for the pro-life movement.
Last week, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced that his state budget proposal will block federal funds from going to abortion providers. This would be a huge win for life and we must support it! Please take action now and ask the legislature to approve this life saving part Governor Ricketts’ budget!
“Nebraska is a pro-life state, and the state’s budget should reflect those values. This year, I am recommending that the Legislature revise the State’s distribution of federal Title X healthcare funds to ensure that no funds are used to subsidize abortion. Thanks to action by Congress, Nebraska can now take new steps to protect unborn life by ensuring that these dollars are not used to fund abortion,” says Governor Ricketts.
What funds exactly are in play? Congress requires that Title X funds go to family planning services. However, Congress also specifies that none of this money can go to abortions. However, many states simply funnel this money to Planned Parenthood clinics. And since money is fungible, Planned Parenthood pads their pockets and performs more abortions.
Under Governor Rickett’s plan, Nebraska would not give any federal money to clinics who perform abortions. As the Catholic News Agency reports, “The new Nebraska budget plan would require clinics that provide abortions either to physically and financially separate abortion clinics from their other services, or to refuse Title X funding altogether.”
The Governor’s office stated, “With this change, no health clinics can receive funding unless they are truly separate and independent of any entity that performs abortions.”
We must remember that every abortion ends a human life that is made in the image of God. There is sanctity in each and every human life, and we must fight on all fronts to protect unborn children. We know that every abortion results in a dead baby and a damaged mother. This is something we must stand against.
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