Harris County Explores Funding Abortion to Circumvent Texas Heartbeat Law Using Taxpayer Dollars

Today, the Harris County Commissioner’s Court is preparing to distribute a memo that was requested by County Judge Lina Hidalgo. The memo recommends using taxpayer funds to pay for supplementary needs or “logistical support” services for women seeking abortions. These supplementary needs can include providing free lodging or transportation to abortion clinics.

The memo also recommends using the county’s taxpayer dollars to lobby for the expansion of abortion in the state of Texas. This is in direct opposition to the recently passed Texas Heartbeat Law (S.B. 8).

Jonathan Saenz released the following statement:

“Harris County’s blatant political posturing serves no purpose other than to misrepresent the majority of its voters and waste taxpayer resources. Harris County should not be in the taxpayer-funded abortion businessThe Heartbeat Law has already prevailed twice at the U.S. Supreme Court and will continue to save Texas lives.”

Harris County Commissioner’s Court attempts to sidestep a Texas state law known as Senate Bill 22, which was authored by Senator Donna Campbell and signed into law in 2019. S.B. 22 forbids local governments from using taxpayer dollars in any resource transaction including a sale, purchase, lease, donation of money, goods, services, real property, or any other transaction in support of abortion providers, or their affiliates.  

For more information about the Heartbeat Law, please visit  www.texasheartbeatlaw.com

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.