Thursday, August 11, 2011

Central Health drops tax-funded abortions

In a story a year and a half in coming, Central Health (that would be the former Travis County Healthcare District) reversed an earlier decision to fund abortions for low-income women from their tax base.  Per the Austin American-Statesman:

The move comes in response to a new state law that cuts off state funding to a hospital district that uses tax money to pay for abortions. The board included an exception in case of a medical emergency as defined by the new law.

The money budgeted for abortions (still $450,000) will now be redirected toward other women's services that don't involve killing babies.