State Constitutional Amendment Would End Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

Last week The Family Foundation announced that several radical abortion bills in the Virginia legislature were defeated that would have increased the number and profitability of abortions in Virginia. The Foundation’s announcement continued: “Legislators narrowly voted to uphold commonsense health and safety regulations on abortion facilities, which protect the lives of women and unborn children. The battle over unborn life continues, but now it’s the pro-life legislators leading the charge.”

At The Family Foundation’s request, Delegate Kathy Byron (R-Campbell) introduced HJ 715 to amend our state constitution. If ratified, the amendment would ensure that tax dollars are not used to fund abortions in Virginia. The proposed amendment states:

No taxes or other revenues of the Commonwealth may be used to pay for abortions, provided that nothing herein shall prevent the use of such funds to preserve the life of the mother.”

Please contact your Delegate now and urge them to vote YES on HJ 715!

While our culture is deeply divided over the issue of abortion itself, most citizens agree that those who oppose abortion should not be compelled to pay for it through their tax dollars. In fact, The Family Foundation initiated a Mason-Dixon Poll in December asking registered Virginia voters: “Do you support or oppose taxpayer funding of abortion?” The result was encouraging: 56% of Virginians OPPOSE taxpayer funding of abortion, and only 34% say they support it (with 10% undecided)

The right to life is the most basic human right. As long as unborn persons cease to receive lawful protection for their right to life, the least we can do is guarantee that Virginia citizens do not have to pay for the denial of that right.

Photo Credit: Rene Asmussen / Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal

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