JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Missouri's new pro-life governor is proposing money be set aside in the state's budget to provide abortion alternatives for pregnant mothers.
Goals of the program include:
Fostering healthy babies
Promoting responsible and self-sufficient parenting
The program provides a wide range of services for expectant mothers such as:
Prenatal and medical care
Parenting skills and adoption assistance
Infant and child care
Job training and placement services
Drug testing and educational services
Parental supplies and housing assistance
Greitens — who made Fortune Magazine's 2014 list of "Worlds 50 Greatest Leaders" — goes on to explain, "I've worked in Bolivia with children of the street. I've worked in one of Mother Teresa's homes for the destitute and dying." He adds, "And I've seen the amazing power that comes when we have leaders who are willing to bring people together and make it clear that every life matters."
Missouri's governor is wasting no time in putting his pro-life words into practice. His recent budget proposal will triple spending in 2018 for the "Alternatives to Abortion Program" over it's 2016 costs of roughly $2 million.
The program, established in 2007, was designed "to assist low income pregnant women in carrying their unborn child to term instead of having an abortion, and to assist them in caring for their child or placing their child for adoption."
Governor Greitens summed up his pro-life policy as a commitment to helping women.
The governor's budget also includes an increase of $750,000 in additional funding to aid victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
As a pro-life leader, I think it's essential that we help every woman who finds herself in a difficult situation - that she knows that she's loved, that she's supported, that she's got a community of people around her that support her in a difficult time. And that's the kind of pro-life leadership that I'm going to bring to the state of Missouri.