Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) intends to allocate $15 million in public funds to extend access to abortion and train more people to kill more babies for abortion in his proposed budget for 2023–2025.
The proposed budget for 2023-2035 that Inslee released on Wednesday will be presented to the Legislature for consideration but is not binding on lawmakers, according to Dailyfly.
“$7,407,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2024 and $7,603,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2025 is provided solely to provide reimbursement for abortion services to providers of abortion care, to provide funding for travel costs for abortion care, including but not limited to childcare and meals, and to provide grants to public four year higher education institutions that offer advanced degree programs in nursing, medicine, and pharmacy to develop and offer abortion care training,” according to the proposed budget.
In a statement released with the proposed budget on Wednesday, the governor described it as putting housing, homelessness, and behavioral health as its top priorities.
“Unfortunately, we no longer have the influx of federal funding we are using today to quickly build thousands of new supportive housing units for people experiencing homelessness,” Inslee said. “I don’t want to lose momentum, and I don’t want the problem to get worse because we aren’t moving fast enough.”
Life News reported:
If approved, his budget would use state tax dollars to “provide reimbursement for abortion services” to abortion facilities for travel, meals, childcare and other expenses for pregnant women who choose to abort their unborn babies, according to the report.
Additional money would be used to create grants for public colleges to encourage more student nurses, doctors and pharmacists to become abortionists, the report continues.
The state legislature must approve the budget, but pro-abortion Democrats control both houses in Washington state, so they likely will support the new abortion funding.
Inslee’s budget is very similar to those of other Democrat leaders in California, Oregon, and New York.
Now, 14 states are enforcing pro-life laws that prohibit or strictly limit the killing of unborn babies in abortions, and eight others are fighting in court to do the same. Researchers estimate up to 10,000 unborn babies already have been saved from abortion since these laws went into effect this summer, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to be saved from death in the coming years.