“New York Democrats want taxpayers to fund abortions for out-of-state women – including illegal migrants – through a proposed state program costing tens of millions of dollars per year,” the New York Post reported.
“NY Dems want taxpayers to fund abortions for out-of-staters, migrants…how many illegal migrants might take advantage of taxpayer-funded abortions in New York-they likely make up a significant percentage of the approximately 200,000 women turning to N.Y.” https://t.co/DilYfJjkOF
— Liz Joy (@LizLemeryJoy) May 10, 2022
New York is suffering.
We have a serious CRIME CRISIS throughout our state.
What is my opponent, Letitia James, proposing?
A $50M travel fund for hotels and transportation for out-of-state and illegal migrants to come here to get abortions.https://t.co/2R5EzJgsIi
— Michael Henry (@michaelhenry4ag) May 10, 2022
From the New York Post:
“That’s the goal of this bill – to ensure that everyone can get the care that they need no matter their [immigration] status or their socio-economic conditions, insurance status, all that,” Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas (D-Queens), told The Post Monday about the legislation she is sponsoring with state Sen. Cordell Cleare (D-Harlem),
The envisioned Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program would cover medical costs and traveling expenses as well as “childcare, lodging, lost wages and more” through nonprofits who would receive public money through the annual budget process, according to the legislative language.
People living in New York, as well as out-of-state residents, would be eligible for the program.
But some legislators say there are better ways to spend the approximately $50 million in annual funding that González-Rojas said the program would need to meet expected demand.
“We have so many of our own citizens that have critical health care needs that we should be focused on. For instance, we are witnessing an explosion of mental health issues, especially in our young people,” Assemblyman John Salka (R-Cooperstown) said in a text.
“It’s outrageous. The taxpayers of the state of New York should not be subsidizing the performing of abortions for out-of-state women,” Salka said.
Demand for abortions in New York is expected in the coming months, especially in states like Texas where some migrants face new abortion restrictions after enduring rape and other violence while crossing the southern border with Mexico.
Read Senate Bill S9078 HERE.
California has also proposed legislation to fund abortions for out-of-state women.