New York City becomes first to pay directly for abortions of low-income children

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Pro-abortion activists in New York City are planning a new policy that would have the city set aside $250,000 to cover the cost of abortions for women who can’t afford them. In other words, New York City will play an active role in the killing of children through abortion, in an act of discrimination simply because they would be born into lower income families.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a 2020 presidential nominee, and City Council Speaker Cory Johnson announced a budget agreement on Friday that includes the funding of abortions through the New York Abortion Access Fund for women who can’t afford them, even those traveling from out-of-state.


“NYAAF is getting $250k from New York City!” the group said in a Facebook post. “That makes NYC the first city in the country to directly fund abortions — and that’s something to celebrate!”

According to city officials, the $250,000 would allow for the deaths of approximately 500 innocent preborn children. That’s about $500 per abortion.

“There haven’t been that many city and state public officials to say we should publicly fund abortions. It’s a big statement,” said Aziza Ahmed, a law professor at Northeastern University in Boston. “This is a culture war to some degree.”

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A culture war it is. Most Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, and of those who do support it, most of them are wealthy. As previously reported by Live Action Newsa 2016 poll by Politico and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that “voters making more than $75,000 were more supportive of using Medicaid funds for abortion services (45% favor) than those making $25,000 or less (24% favor).” What does this mean? Wealthier people want abortions to be more easily available to low-income people while those who are more likely to be on Medicaid don’t want taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion. Do the rich want to eliminate the poor through abortion?

This latest move from New York City, where more Black children are killed through abortion than are born, is a response to the pro-life laws that are being passed in other states including Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Ohio.

“We heard the news on the abortion bans across the country,” said City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. “Many of us in New York felt helpless. We wanted to do more.”

Elizabeth Nash, a state policy analyst for the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, said the $250,000 in funding was done under the radar to avoid pro-lifers from fighting it.

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