If you were asked to describe a "pro-family agenda," cutting K-12 education and healthcare may not be things that immediately come to mind, but for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback they are.
During an interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Sam Brownback made the case that the state's economy is improving (it isn't) thanks, in part, to the anti-abortion policies he has signed into law as governor.
Brownback agreed, telling Perkins that his decision to sign around a dozen “pro-life bills” is part of the reason that his state is growing.
“What you’re showing in Kansas is that you can have a pro-family agenda and at the same time a pro-economic growth agenda and the two are not — rather than being mutually exclusive, they are entwined with one another,” Perkins gushed.
“They really support each other,” Brownback concurred. “One of the problems we have in the country is we’re not forming enough families.”
Spoiler: the Kansas economy is actually in the toilet and this is only the beginning. Kansas is expected to miss revenue targets by over $1 billion over the next two fiscal years and spending cuts recently passed by the state legislature only cover the current fiscal year.
But for the sake of argument let's say the Kansas economy is doing well. Even if that were true, there is no plausible case for saying that anti-abortion policy promotes economic growth. It simply isn't true. Even if anti-abortion policy led to more families (it doesn't), Brownback's other policies, such as cutting public K-12 education, ensure that new families have an uphill battle ahead of them.
Young, expecting families in Kansas should be insulted.