Gov. Whitmer Deletes Pro-Life Programs from State Budget

Gov. Whitmer Deletes Pro-Life Programs from State Budget

July 22, 2022

Before signing the state’s $76 billion budget on Wednesday, Michigan’s tyrannical Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) used her line veto power to eliminate state support for adoption agencies, pregnancy facilities, and maternity homes proposed as alternatives to abortion.

Whitmer cancelled a $2 million adoption tax credit, $10 million to promote adoption “as an alternative to abortion,” $3 million for a maternal navigator pilot program, and $700,000 for the Real Alternatives pregnancy program, which promotes “childbirth, alternatives to abortion, and grief counseling.”

A staunch supporter of Roe v. Wade and a right to abortion-on-demand, Whitmer said she is “pulling out all the stops” to enshrine abortion rights into Michigan state law, which helps explain her hostility to programs designed to offer women choices to abortion.

“For three and a half years, the threat of my veto is what has kept Michigan pro-choice, frankly, with the legislature that we have,” Whitmer declared in a July interview with Time magazine.

State Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, argued that Whitmer’s vetoes “support only one option for women in a crisis pregnancy — the deadly choice of abortion. It is shocking that the governor, and her far left political base, are now so extreme that helping pregnant women who might consider adoption instead is now a bridge too far.”

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