Title: Amends Constitution: Prohibits spending “public funds” (defined) directly/indirectly for “abortion” (defined); exceptions; reduces abortion access
How much would it cost? About $4.8 million in the first year. That amount would grow larger over time. The state would save about $2.9 million that it spends paying for ending pregnancies. The state would spend about $22.2 million more on births, health care, and food social services. The state would get $14.5 million from the U.S. government for births, health care, and food social services.
People for this say: Oregon allows tax money to pay to end pregnancies. A fetus is a person during a pregnancy. Some people don’t support ending pregnancies. They don’t want their tax money to pay to end someone else’s pregnancy. The money can be spent on other social services. Those services could support pregnant people and children. This would help women. A person would still have the right to end their pregnancy. If ending a pregnancy is medically necessary, the state would still pay. The state should not pay to end a pregnancy unless it is medically necessary. Many people feel sad for a long time about ending a pregnancy. Society is better when there are more people born to be helpers.
People against this say: Many people in Oregon need health care related to pregnancy. Ending a pregnancy is a health care need. If this passes, it would make it harder for people to get health care. It would affect people who need the most help. It would hurt people of color, low income people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It would cost the state more money. It is a human right to control your own body. It would hurt the right to end a pregnancy. It would be harder to end a pregnancy. Many people cannot afford to end their pregnancy. They need help from the government. This keeps people safe. Without help, people would find unsafe ways to end their pregnancy. People who work for the government would get worse health care.