Minnesota is being asked to justify use of tax dollars for
elective abortions. Alliance Defending Freedom has filed suit to
get some answers.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two
African-Americans. Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel
Steven H. Aden tells OneNewsNow Minnesota can only use public funds
for abortions that are defined as medically necessary, but
government figures clearly demonstrate that tax dollars have paid
for thousands of elective abortions for indigent women.
"The reporting statistics don't lie. The state is
indisputably funding medically unnecessary abortions in violation
of state law," Aden reports. "40 percent of these abortions
are being executed on African-Americans, even though they make up
only five percent of the state's population. This lawsuit
intends to stop this from continuing."
A 1995 court ruled that while medically necessary abortions
could be funded by the state, abortions on demand are not
permitted. But over a 12-year period, Minnesota taxpayers funded
more than 47,000 abortions on indigent women, according to the
Minnesota Department of Health. The same source shows that at least
37,000 of the abortions violated a state law passed in the