The state government is funneling your tax dollars to corporations that are now promising to help commit abortions.

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week—thereby returning the issue of abortion to the states—many corporations announced their intention to pay for the travel costs of employees who leave Texas to go kill their child.

Texas, alongside several other states, recently enacted “trigger laws” that would outlaw abortion statewide if Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court—and the law is set to go into effect in as soon as 30 days. The state also has similar existing laws still on the books from before the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

However, several of those corporations collect untold millions in Texas taxpayer dollars, from either the Texas Enterprise Fund—a slush fund of taxpayer cash that the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the House dole out to their hand-picked businesses—or similar exclusive agreements with local government officials across the state.

Corporations such as Microsoft and Apple respectively received nearly $4.9 million and $25 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund, and Tesla, Amazon, Meta, Google, Goldman Sachs, and others each receive millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded tax breaks. All of them have announced they will cover the logistical travel costs of exterminating an employee’s child.

For corporations, abortion—getting rid of the child in the womb by dismemberment, poisoning, or other common means—is certainly cheaper than maternity leave.

Abortion activists and businesses have already begun suing the State of Texas for its pro-life laws, but Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “I anticipated this and am ready. They will lose. Texas laws defending the unborn will win.”

Nevertheless, as the state government’s corporate welfare schemes force everyday Texans to fund large corporations promoting such practices, the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature and Lt. Gov Dan Patrick—who has already spoken out against the use of Texas’ pension fund to invest in woke corporations—will be expected to stop the flow of tax dollars to such businesses.

State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R–Royce City) is committing to that very outcome.

Amid the crowd of large corporations clamoring to fund abortions, Texas-based insurance company Buffer is instead promoting life, promising to “pay the medical costs for our employees who birth babies, provide paid time off for employees to have maternity & paternity leave,” and “pay for the medical costs associated with adopting a baby.”

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard. A 2021 graduate of Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government, Sydnie is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.

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