Whitmer Vetoes Funding for Adoption, Other Pregnancy Support Efforts Whitmer Vetoes Funding for Adoption, Other Pregnancy Support Efforts - Michigan Rising Action

Whitmer Vetoes Funding for Adoption, Other Pregnancy Support Efforts

Whitmer Vetoes Funding for Adoption, Other Pregnancy Support Efforts

July 19, 2022

Lansing, Mich., July 19, 2022 – On Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will line-item veto several measures in the general budget which will limit access to resources for women. This is in addition to last week’s line-item vetoes which eliminated funding for pregnancy support services at colleges. 

When Whitmer signs the fiscal budget for 2023, millions of dollars will be nixed for adoption programs, limiting services for women and mothers seeking adoption instead of abortion. 

Her pro-abortion push doesn’t stop with adoption efforts. Whitmer’s vetoes also deny funding for college pregnancy support centers that would help students with class schedule flexibility and guidance for delivering healthy babies. Approximately $25.5 million for adoption and pregnancy support services  will be eliminated by Gretchen Whitmer, including:

  • $10 million for a marketing program that promotes adoption support services 
  • $4 million to fund a maternity home program, assisting with health and prenatal care, parenting and life skill development.
  • $2 million to fund a maternal navigator pilot program that steers women to services that promote childbirth and adoption
  • $2 million for a tax credit to adoptive parents
  • $1.5 million for ‘pregnancy resource centers’ that are private nonprofit organizations that promote childbirth and adoption
  • $5 million for “ethical stem cell/fetal tissue research” instead of using aborted fetuses for stem cell research
  • $1 million for pregnancy support centers at colleges

Whitmer’s line-item vetoes will deny women access to information and services while providing Whitmer with additional talking points to maintain her relevance on the national stage. 

Recently, University of Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh helped fundraise for pro-life charities, and said  “To me, the right choice is to have the courage to let the unborn be born”.  

“Democrats like Governor Gretchen Whitmer have hollowed out the meaning of pro-choice, and replaced it to mean ‘pro-abortion only’,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “Whitmer is no longer hiding her unwillingness to support reasonable assistance for women. Whitmer is hurting women and new mothers by eliminating millions in funding that provide real choices to women and families.”

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