Rep. Johnson, Sen. Colbeck introduce legislation to ban public funding of abortion clinics

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Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) and Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) today announced the introduction of legislation that ensures public dollars would not be used for the funding of abortion clinics in Michigan.

“The sanctity of life is simply too important to allow public dollars to support abortion clinics,” said Johnson. “Taxpayers need to be assured the money government compels them to pay is not going toward these services.”

The bills, SB 162 and HB 4221, are necessary to ensure that state law clearly prohibits the use of such public monies, even through indirect methods.

“We just recently saw the importance to people of protecting the unborn on full display at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.,” said Colbeck. “Our budget in Michigan should not be used to fund abortion clinics, whether that would be directly through state-generated revenue or indirectly with money we receive from the federal government.”

Both Colbeck and Johnson said they are asking for quick hearings on the legislation.