Illinois Set to Spend $23M on ‘Abortion Programs’

As of Monday, July 31st, 2023, Illinois is set to “invest” $23 million into promoting abortion

Out of this $23 million, $10 million will be directed towards creating an abortion hotline dedicated to connecting callers with abortion clinics to schedule appointments and procedures. 

Briefly putting aside the several moral issues with this hotline, it simply makes very little sense from a financial standpoint. Virtually every abortion clinic already has a phone number listed online, and unfortunately, finding one in Illinois is all but difficult. 

This hotline plays into a larger narrative that abortion is an “emergency” of sorts, and that access to abortion consequently needs to be urgent. It’s a common fear mongering tactic that’s historically served the abortion industry far more often than it’s served women.

Pro-abortion groups use the rare instance where the life of the mother is at risk to paint abortions as a whole as a medical necessity for a woman. They paint unwanted pregnancy as a “severe health risk” that must be treated immediately, hence the introduction of this hotline.

Also included in the package is $8M dedicated to “training” abortion providers. This funding comes in conjunction with legislation passed in the spring, which instituted a grant program for such “training.”

And finally, the $23M is rounded out with a $5M grant for abortion providers. This grant supposedly comes from Illinois’ transportation budget and can be used for improvements to facilities and infrastructure.

As border states to Illinois continue to enact life-saving laws for the unborn, Illinois – namely Chicago – is set to further reinforce its position as the abortion capital of the Midwest. Progressive politicians will condemn big business and capitalism, but will then fund the abortion industry, which is in itself a business. 

Ultimately, abortion providers know that the political movement supporting abortion will only drive their profits even higher. They know that painting an unwanted pregnancy as a medical emergency is utterly nonsensical, but it currently stands as a plausible argument in the mainstream media and it scares women into feeling compelled to get an abortion.

Since abortion is now painted as some “safe” alternative to unplanned pregnancy, it is now deemed worthy of funding and subsidies in the same way industries like crops are. 

So long as abortion providers can continue to deceive enough people into believing that abortion not only necessary but also a fundamental human right, they can continue to operate at artificially low costs and in turn rake in artificially high profits. 

In a country where selling one’s organs is illegal, how is it then acceptable for an entire industry to be built on the slaughtering of the unborn?

Some may say that a fetus is not human, but the reality of the humanity of a fetus is simply too obvious. One would never come to the conclusion that a fetus is not human (or a person) naturally; that conclusion is only possible when there are incentives at play. 

Even at the most basic level of rhetoric, it is completely insensible to say that the same being can be both human and non human within the same lifetime. 

These realities beg the question: why do the blatant financial motives of abortion providers continue to go unchecked? The time to take action is now; the consequences of the abortion industry run deep for persons on both sides of the womb.