For Immediate Release
(Harrisburg, January 23, 2012) Pennsylvania Family Council, the advocacy arm of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, today applauded the introduction of HB 1077, The Women’s Right to Know Bill, designed to let women considering abortion have a full picture and information, provided by up-to-date technology, so that they can make a fully informed decision.
“Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) and Rep. Debra Kula (D-Fayette & Westmoreland) are to be commended, along with the 111 other cosponsors of HB 10777, for putting women and their healthcare first,” said Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Council. “Abortion is an irreversible procedure, and one that is fraught with many ethical, emotional and medical considerations. Thus, women should be provided the opportunity to be fully and completely informed before making their decision,” added Geer.
“Sonograms are the gold standard of informed consent,” said Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Family Council. “I cannot understand why any women’s advocate wouldn’t join in and support The Woman’s Right to Know Bill, and call for women to get all the medical information that’s available to them.”
The Pennsylvania Family Council encourages swift passage of HB 1077 in the House, the Pennsylvania Senate, and on to Gov. Corbett’s desk for signature.