Representative Wayne Christian Achieves
Huge Pro-Live Victory
Early in the regular session, Rep. Christian introduced a bill (HB 561) that would deny state funds to any hospital district that used locally raised tax dollars to provide abortions. The bill unfortunately never saw the House floor, but Rep. Christian did not relent. He worked with several Pro-Life organizations to strengthen the language to also include a denial of state funds to any hospital district that makes a donation or financial contribution with tax revenue to any entity that provides or refers for abortion-related services.
With the even stronger version of the bill, Rep. Christian brought it to the House floor during the Special Session and successfully passed it with overwhelming support. He was met with opposition by Democrats who repeatedly tried to have this crucially important Pro-Life language stripped down and removed. Rep. Christian was ultimately successful and he feels the state has sent a clear message to local taxing entities.When asked for a comment, Rep. Christian simply stated, “Tax dollars will not be used to support the continued practice of abortion. Not on my watch.”