“I’m not surprised The City of Austin would manipulate a recently passed law (SB 22) to use taxpayer dollars to pay for transportation and lodging to those seeking an abortion,” Campbell said in an email to the Texas Tribune.
Likewise, the Texas Alliance for Life is also opposed to the budget amendment.
“There are more than 20 wonderful agencies in the greater Austin area that help a woman who has a crisis pregnancy with alternatives to abortion, including adoption,” said Executive Director Joe Pojman, Ph.D. in a press release. “We would have preferred the council spend the money to help low-income women utilize these life-affirming agencies.”
A link to those resources is available at PregnancyCentralTexas.com.