The 7.8 Million Dollar Question

Alberta taxpayers currently pay at least $7.8 million every year towards the funding of non-medically necessary abortions (“elective abortions”) in Alberta [1]. All while many genuine health care needs do not get covered by Alberta provincial health insurance.

$7.8 million taxpayer dollars could instead be used to hire 19 doctors [2], hire 200 nurses [3], or buy 6 life-saving MRI machines [4] every year for all Albertans.

It’s one thing for an individual to make a personal choice to end the life of a baby in the womb. Its quite another to expect the rest of us to pay for it. Abortion is too divisive to fund with taxpayer dollars. We should de-fund abortion and fund the life affirming alternatives of crisis pregnancy support, parental support, and adoption.

Together we can help both the mother and her baby.

[1] Abortion costs are not revealed by government. Pro-abortion group “Pro-Choice Action Network” estimates a clinic abortion costs around $500, and a hospital abortion costs around $1,000. There were 2,292 recorded hospital abortions and 11,080 recorded clinic abortions in Alberta in 2011: http://www.prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org/media/release-nov-29-02.shtml