On Monday, the Albuquerque City Council reaffirmed its previous vote to force city taxpayers to fork over $250,000 to fund the Planned Parenthood corporation, which kills babies in the womb.
Despite claiming the partnership with the abortion company was only for necessary medical procedures, it would still force Albuquerque taxpayers to fund abortions.
New Mexico Alliance for Life wrote on Facebook following the vote, “ABQ City Council Votes 5-4 to Keep Forced Taxpayer Abortion Funding. Pro-Abortion ABQ Republican Trudy Jones Votes with Radical Dems.”
In a previous email from the group, it wrote, “This unprecedented action of the Albuquerque City Council to directly fund a multi-million [dollar] abortion corporate empire is not only an abuse of taxpayer funds but goes against 73% of Americans who oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.”
73% of Americans, including pro-choice individuals, women, and millennials, oppose mandated taxpayer funding of abortions, according to a recent Marist/Knights of Columbus poll.
In a previous op-ed from New Mexico Sun, City Councilor Renee Grout wrote, “This is not a simple disagreement on a political issue. For many people, abortion is sanctioned murder. It is wasteful and wrong to give $250,000 of taxpayer money to a business that makes $1.3 billion every year advocating for and performing this procedure.”
Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn, the sponsor of the $250,000 blank check to Planned Parenthood, was annoyed that the Council was revisiting the vote, saying, “Now is not the time to roll back something that we literally passed two months ago.”