Samuel Case , FISM News
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2022 budget proposal offers a perverse incentive structure for young people who commit to providing abortions.
The $227 billion budget, which along with supporting progressive issues like low-income housing and climate change, offers $20 million dollars to “pay off existing student loans for practicing abortionists or be offered as scholarship money for medical students who pledge to become abortionists,” Live Action reports.
“As always, our Budget is built on our core California values of inclusion, economic growth and a brighter future for all,” Newsom said in a statement.
Newsom solidified abortion as a “California value” in December when he declared that his state would become an abortion “sanctuary” should Roe v. Wade be overturned by the Supreme Court in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California President and CEO Jodi Hicks celebrated Newsom’s budget as a “step toward leading the nation in prioritizing sexual and reproductive health care.”
“This budget proposal provides flexibility and opportunity for increasing access to abortion; however, these investments are only part of what we must do if California is going to continue to lead in the reproductive health, rights, and justice space,” Hicks said.
Live Action also reports that California is trying to “subsidize abortions for low-income or underprivileged women.” Noting that this will “further aid in the deaths of the children that are often deemed as ‘unwanted’ due to their race, gender, or socioeconomic status.”
This week FISM News reported that since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling of 1973 an estimated “63.5 million unborn children have been murdered in the womb in the last 49 years in America,” 10 times more than the Holocaust.