That’s because the U.S. Constitution bans Congress from punishing organizations for providing services that are constitutionally protected.
In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that abortion is a protected right.
To get an opposing view of Sedler’s argument, Henderson spoke briefly with Right to Life of Michigan Legislative Director Ed Rivet. However, when the program ended, that conversation was cut short. Henderson picks up the conversation a day later with Rivet to have a deeper conversation about his views on the issue.
“The court said very clearly as far back as (the late 1970s) that there is not a governmental obligation to fund abortion,” says Rivet. “It’s been settled for a very long time.”
Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.