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Free abortion for illegals may backfire, pro-lifers say


Free abortion for illegals may backfire, pro-lifers say
Washington Times

An Oregon bill that would set aside $500,000 in taxpayer funds to pay for abortions for illegal immigrants could backfire and lead to significant pro-life gains, abortion opponents say.David Kilada, political director at Oregon Right to Life, said Oregon already has some of the most permissive abortion regulations in the nation. The procedure is available up until the moment of birth, and almost half of all abortions are funded by taxpayers.This time, he thinks pro-choice lawmakers are overplaying their hand.“Democrats have made clear that they are in favor of more late-term and sex-selective abortions,” Mr. Kilada said. “Not to mention undocumented immigrants can now get abortions for free. That’s not what Oregonians want, and I think it will be a big part of the campaign next year.

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