By Matthew Salzer
Abortion, regardless of where any one person stands on the issue, is controversial. For some it is a simple procedure to end an unwanted pregnancy. For others it is taking a human life.
One of the related issues is whether abortion should be publicly funded. Taxes collected from pro-lifers go toward publicly funding abortion in 17 states.
This is a violation of First Amendment rights. Adding in the Affordable Care Act makes the situation more complicated.
Those who do not believe in abortion, or think of it as murder, should have the option to not fund it.
Allowing taxpayers to have a say in what their money can or can’t be used for allows citizens to practice First Amendment rights without compromising their morals.
This is the true meaning of a democratic nation and allows citizens to participate in their government.