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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Letter to the Editor: We all pay for abortions in Minnesota

  • Information from the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.
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  • Do you know why we all pay for abortions in Minnesota? It's because of a December 1995 court decision. Advocates of abortion filed suit to challenge our state law which prevented the use of taxpayer funds to pay for elective abortions.
        Before the decision, the state paid for about 23 abortions per year in cases of rape and incest, and to save the life of the mother. That all changed with the Doe v. Gomez ruling, in which the Minnesota Supreme Court "found" a non-existent right to abortion on demand in the state Constitution, and also a right to taxpayer funded abortion.
        The problem is that the word "abortion" never appears in the Constitution. That didn't stop five of the seven justices from legislating a new "right" by establishing abortion on demand.
        The result? More than 62,000 abortions have been paid for with our tax dollars, at a cost of more than $19 million.
        In 2011 alone, more than 3,700 abortions were taxpayer funded-nearly all of them elective. Do you want to be forced to pay for the killing of thousands of unborn babies every year? I don't.

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