Yeah, $500 will totally change everything that went into this heart-rending decision

by Caleb Reading

Via reuters:

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (Reuters) – A male Texas legislator has proposed that the state pay pregnant women considering abortion $500 if they agree not to end their pregnancies.
His proposal calls for giving any woman going to an abortion clinic the $500 option, to be paid no more than 30 days after the baby is born and given up for adoption.

Critics say the proposal would violate Texas and federal laws against buying babies, which Patrick rejected as “the typical ridiculous criticism.”

“But senator, I think that’s illegal.”

“Oh, you silly constituents and your ridiculous criticisms.”