The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is seeking the support of Catholics in the commonwealth on three pro-life bills under consideration by the state House of Representatives.

The House Health Committee approved the bills May 25, including:

— HB 904, the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, which would prohibit an abortion once a heartbeat is detected in the unborn baby;

— HB 1500, the Down Syndrome Protection Act, which would protect an unborn baby from abortion if he or she has been diagnosed with Down syndrome;

— HB 118, the Final Disposition of Fetal Remains Act, which would give parents the option of burial or cremation after the death of their unborn baby.

The PCC asks all residents to reach out to their House representative to support bringing the bills to a vote on the House floor in the near future, and to remind legislators of the fundamental importance of protecting human life.

The PCC is the public policy arm of the Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania.