Abortions funded by taxpayers continue to climb in MinnesotaNRL News Today - April 3, 2017
Planned Parenthood grows its record share of state-funded abortion
The number of abortions funded by Minnesota taxpayers hit another all-time high in 2016, according to new data released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Taxpayers bankrolled a total of 4,321 abortions at a cost of $1.056 million.
“Minnesota’s Court-imposed policy of tax-funded abortion allows the abortion industry to offer ‘free’ abortions to economically vulnerable women,” said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “This gives the industry an easy revenue stream, and it is taking full advantage—especially in the face of the long-term trend of declining overall abortions.”
A 1995 state Supreme Court ruling, Doe v. Gomez, overturned Minnesota’s law against funding elective abortion and required the state to pay for abortions for women receiving state assistance. Since then, taxpayers have reimbursed abortion practitioners close to $25 million for nearly 82,000 abortion procedure claims.
State-funded abortions have jumped 27 percent since 2013. A record-high 43.4 percent of Minnesota abortions are now funded by taxpayers.
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