Texas Republicans never let a little good policy get in the way of bankrupt ideology:
In the fiscal crunch of 2011, the Legislature cut the state’s family-planning budget by two-thirds, with some lawmakers claiming that they were defunding the “abortion industry.” Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, found that more than 50 family-planning clinics had closed statewide as a result.
Now, amid estimates that the cuts could lead to 24,000 additional 2014-15 births at a cost to taxpayers of $273 million, lawmakers are seeking a way to restore financing without ruffling feathers.
“We cannot afford to feed these freeloadin’ infants born because people didn’t get their birth control! Who could’ve anticipated?”
Maybe Texas Republicans just need to appoint a Pharaoh — or just somebody to float children out of State?