Cuomo’s Increase of Tax-Payer Funding of Abortion

Governor Cuomo’s Reproductive Health Act represents the largest and most radical expansion of abortion since Roe v Wade. This means New Yorkers will see even more of their ta1317230_dollar_signx dollars go toward abortions.

Abortion activists claim they strive for “Safe, legal, and rare” abortions. Abortion is far from rare in our state. 30% of NY pregnancies end in abortion. In 2010, there were 111,212 abortions performed in New York State. 43% of those were paid for my NY Medicaid, more than any other method of payment.[1] In just one year, our tax dollars paid for 47,548 abortions. If the average cost of an abortion is $585, then the people of NY spent over $27.8 Million to abort babies. The Memo from the RHA’s sponsor Sen. Stewart-Cousins explicitly declares that it is “intended to ensure continued public funding of abortion services.”

The Abortion Expansion Act completely deregulates abortion procedures, legalizes more dangerous and costly late-term abortion procedures and allows non-physicians to perform abortions. With a radical expansion of legal procedures and an increased supply of abortionists, New Yorkers can anticipate an increased number of abortions and costly abortion-related complications. More abortions equals more taxpayer dollars spent on abortion.

By Matthew Sones

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