By: Steve Warren

“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 e to the Texas Tribune.

Likewise, the Texas Alliance for Life is also opposed to the budget amendment.

“There are 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.

By: REENA DIAMANTE

“These organizations will provide what they need and it is far beyond birth. We have never met a woman that sought abortion as her first choice. Typically, women seek abortion because they feel they have no way out. The City of Austin is not helping them in those circumstances. What we should be doing is using taxpayer dollars to promote compassionate alternatives to an abortion,” said Pojman.

By: Luis de Leon

Some pro-life advocates believe the money should be spent differently.

“There are some 23 wonderful agencies in the greater Austin area that help a woman who has a crisis pregnancy with alternatives to abortion, including adoption,” said Joe Pojman, executive director for Texas Alliance for Life. “We would like the council to consider spending money on compassionate alternatives to abortion.”