Texas governor Greg Abbott recently signed a bill into law to protect the free speech rights of students on college campuses. He also signed a measure that bars city and county governments from funding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood or affiliates.
The new law, which goes into effect on September 1, “specifically prevents local governments from entering into reduced tax and lease agreements with such organizations. It also prevents cities and counties from ‘advocacy or lobbying on behalf of the interests of an abortion provider or affiliate,'” CBS News reported.
It’s now against the law in Texas for local governments to even contract with facilities that kill unborn babies. Pro-life taxpayers don’t want to pay for abortions directly or indirectly.
Federal law blocks federal dollars from paying for abortions.
Thank you @GovAbbott for signing Senate Bill 22 into law! TX taxpayers are now protected from subsidizing abortion providers & affiliates thru state & local tax dollars, marking the next step in removing all public funds from the abortion industry #txlege #prolife
— Texas Right to Life (@TXRightToLife) June 10, 2019
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