Citizens are fighting back to try to stop Democrat Austin officials from funneling public money toward killing children.

On Thursday, pro-family advocacy group Texas Values, along with others, formally sued the City of Austin “for its unlawful use of $250,000 in taxpayer money, which the City has used to give to support abortion services.” The lawsuit claims city officials have committed a “criminal act.”

The all-Democrat Austin City Council recently took $250,000 of citizens’ money from the city’s 2021 budget and moved it to organizations that assist with abortions, the socially accepted term for killing babies. One of those organizations, Jane’s Due Process, specifically assists underage girls in terminating their children without parental consent.

The council’s action was a specifically designed plan to subvert state law and is part of an overall storyline that traces back several decades.

Since 1972, the council has given abortion mill Planned Parenthood a special $1-a-year lease deal on prime real estate near downtown Austin. Last year, however, the Texas legislature enacted a law that makes it illegal for local government officials to give taxpayer money directly to businesses that kill children.

So the city council concocted a new plan: forcing citizens to indirectly pay for abortions.

Now, citizens’ money will cover the logistical costs of manslaughter, such as rides to abortion facilities, hotel rooms, and ironically, childcare while a baby brother or sister gets exterminated.

The council first enacted its new plan last year with $150,000 and has now boosted it with $100,000 more, ironically taking the new funds from the police department budget (which the council just slashed by a whopping $150 million).

The Democrat council celebrated spending the police money on instead eradicating more children, with self-proclaimed socialist Councilmember Greg Casar saying, “These investments will make us a safer and better place to live.”

Citizens sharply disagreed.

“How sick are these people?” talk show host Chris Salcedo said. “[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.

“I’m not going to debate abortion with anyone, but trying to figure out how that helps keep ATX safe?” tweeted retired police officer Dennis Farris.

The citizens who are suing say the council’s move is also illegal.

“The City of Austin is violating the law of Texas by using taxpayer money to aid and abet abortions, and the law of Texas 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.

“Local governments that use taxpayer dollars to aid and abet abortions are committing a criminal act, and they can’t hide behind Roe v. Wade because there’s no constitutional right to taxpayer funding of abortion,” said Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values.

The plaintiffs are seeking a permanent injunction to stop the City from using taxpayer money toward killing babies.

Nearly 53,000 Texans were killed through abortions in 2017, according to the latest state data. By comparison, 12,224 Texans have died from coronavirus-related illness.

Concerned citizens are encouraged to contact the Austin City Council.

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.

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