A pro-life group has issued a subpoena to three Texas abortion funds that are attempting to use taxpayer money from the city of San Antonio’s “Reproductive Justice Fund.”

The San Antonio Family Association (SAFA) is demanding the abortion funds turn over all documents and evidence relating to the groups’ abortion trafficking and abortion-procurement activities. 

The subpoenas will force the leaders of multiple Texas abortion funds to face questioning under oath about any criminal activities their organizations are partaking in.

The three organizations in question are Jane’s Due Process, the Buckle Bunnies Fund, and the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity—all of which lobbied for the creation of San Antonio’s taxpayer-funded Reproductive Justice Fund. All of the organizations are believed to be involved in criminal abortion trafficking and abortion-procurement activities. 

“The subpoenas that we issued today will expose the criminal activities of Jane’s Due Process, the Buckle Bunnies Fund, and the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity—as well as every person involved in any way with their depraved and murderous acts. These evildoers will be held to account, and they will never receive taxpayer money to carry out their agenda of violence against the most vulnerable members of the human family,” said SAFA President Michael Knuffke.

The Lilith Fund is one of the more prominent organizations, with a goal to “provide direct financial and emotional support to Texans forced to travel to access abortions.” It also strives to “foster a positive culture around abortion” and currently services the Austin, Houston, and San Antonio areas.

In September, Texas Scorecard reported on the San Antonio City Council voting in favor of the Reproductive Justice Fund. Ten members voted in favor, with one abstaining. The fund distributes money to various nonprofits providing “reproductive healthcare.” The councilmembers allocated to the fund $500,000 of the city’s $3.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2024.

In the state of Texas, abortion is prohibited unless the mother’s life is directly at risk from the pregnancy. 

Furthermore, multiple Texas counties have adopted ordinances outlawing abortion and abortion trafficking within the county’s unincorporated area. 

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.