Texas law requires one parent give consent before a minor girl can have an abortion. To get around this law, the Austin city council unanimously voted to give 150 thousand dollars to a pro-abortion group that clandestinely helps young girls get abortions without their parents’ knowledge. They coach them through a judicial bypass designed for situations where a girl may experience violence if her parents find out about the pregnancy. The money can’t directly fund the abortion, so it pays for travel, lodging, day care, food and other such things. Instead of funding clandestine abortions, Austin city officials should use the money to protect victims of sexual abuse and forced abortion that shields the assailant. Secret abortion is child abuse.