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Relating to prohibited logistical support by a governmental entity for procurement of an abortion or the services of an abortion provider.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1173 prevents a governmental entity from entering into a taxpayer resource transaction or to appropriate or spend money to provide to any person logistical support for the express purpose of assisting a woman with procuring an abortion or the services of an abortion provider.
Texas Action views abortion as primarily a social issue and therefore does not take a position on bills which change the legal status of abortion. However, it is not the proper role of government to use public funds to facilitate abortion. By prohibiting public funds or resources to be expended in the facilitation of abortion or access to abortion services, HB 1173 supports the principle of limited government.