Legislation that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act passed the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, Dec. 12 by a vote of 121-70.
Senate Bill 3, authored by state Sen. Michele Brooks (R-Crawford) previously passed the Senate by a vote of 32-18 and it passed both chambers in bipartisan fashion.
The bill would completely ban the practice of dismemberment abortions in throughout the commonwealth.
The effort to pass the legislation in the House was led by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren\Forest) who said, “God tells us specifically to choose life. This is innocent life.”
In addition, the bill would enact a ban on abortions from the 20th week during a pregnancy.
“We must protect the dignity of each and every life as best we can,” said House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) in a statement. “The passage of this bill is evidence of bipartisan and bicameral support to protect unborn children and mothers and demonstrates the commonwealth’s commitment to promoting a culture of life. The bill is both constitutional and reasonable.”
Rapp, who faithfully wears a necklace depicting a child and mother, received it as a gift from her own daughter and wears it to remind her of the sacred gift of children.
Stephany Dugan is director of outreach for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference.
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“Bill to ban dismemberment abortions in Pa. sails through House” Thanks for paying attention to abortion Catholicphilly.com! For the American Catholic Church speaking on the evil of abortion is way to controversial. That’s why there is never a 2nd collection by the USCCB to support crises pregnancy centers or fight abortion on another front. This ban is going no where. Our militant pro-abortion governor (he is still visiting planned parenthood clinics) has promised to veto the ban. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, this “deal with the devil” of silence from the pulpit will end, and Priest’s are free to clearly instruct their congregation that a vote for Wolf in 2018 is assisting an abortionist in the murder of an unborn catholic brother or sister. But will they? When will we wake up to this reality? Jesus Mercy.