Austin city officials are again forcing citizens to help them put more children to death.

During a recent March meeting, the Democrat-run Austin City Council voted to spend $100,000 of citizens’ money to fund the logistics of killing children by abortion—costs such as rides to abortion facilities; hotel rooms; and, ironically, childcare while a baby brother or sister is being executed.

Specifically, the council is forcing citizens to pay an organization called Jane’s Due Process, which assists underage girls in killing their babies.

The council’s action is designed to skirt a recently enacted 2019 state law, which prohibited local governments statewide to give citizens’ cash directly to abortion businesses (something the Austin council has historically done.) So instead, they’re funneling the tax money to pay for the costs along the way to killing a child.

The council has done this several times over the past two years and are now pouring more cash in the pipeline to Jane’s Due Process, increasing their current total agreement to $550,000.

Additionally, the council last year even took $100,000 from the local police department budget—which they defunded by a whopping one-third—to instead spend on their child-killing project.

Horrifically, Council Member Greg Casar told his colleagues that doing so will make Austin a “safer and better place to live.”

“I appreciate the leadership from everyone on these priorities,” wrote Councilman Greg Casar, a self-proclaimed socialist, at the time. “These investments will make us a safer and better place to live.”

“How sick are these people,” talk show host Chris Salcedo said last year. “[The city council] votes to defund public safety, and then they say, ‘Ok, it’s not enough, … Now we’re going to take some of the money that would’ve gone to living people’s security and we’re going to make sure other people don’t even get into the world.”

“Apparently in Austin, Black Pre-Born Lives don’t matter,” one citizen tweeted.

Citizens have sued the city officials for their actions, claiming it’s illegal.

“The City of Austin is violating Texas law by using taxpayer money to aid and abet abortions, and Texas law continues to define this conduct as a criminal act,” said Erick Kaardal, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, an organization involved in the lawsuit. The case is still tied up in the courts.

Meanwhile, the state legislature is currently considering passing several pro-life laws to protect children’s lives, including Senate Bill 650, which would outlaw local government officials such as the Austin City Council from spending taxpayer cash on the logistics of abortion.

SB 650, by State Sen. Donna Campbell (R–New Braunfels) was heard by the Senate State Affairs committee on Monday and has been left pending.

Nearly 53,000 Texans were killed through abortions in 2017, according to the latest state data.

Concerned citizens may contact their council member or state representatives.

Jacob Asmussen

Jacob Asmussen is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard. He attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and in 2017 earned a double major in public relations and piano performance.