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Two Democratic senators reportedly recommended a proposal Thursday that would pay $350 million per year for five fiscal years to assist women in traveling out of state for abortions.
Sens. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Patty Murray of Washington are sponsoring the Reproductive Health Travel Fund Act, which would allocate $350 million per year to a five-year grant program.
The initiative would run from fiscal year (FY) 2023 through fiscal year (FY) 2027 and would cost a total of $1.75 billion.
The plan, according to the two senators, would provide women additional alternatives after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and left it up to states to regulate abortion as they see appropriate.
Abortion is legal in Baldwin’s native state of Wisconsin until 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The law would allocate $350 million each year to non-profit organizations that assist women in seeking abortions. The funds would be distributed by the Treasury Secretary to organizations that assist persons in states with restrictive abortion laws.