The State Senate Banking and Insurance Committee passed House Bill 818 – a bill that would ensure your tax dollars won’t pay for abortions in Pennsylvania – with a vote of 9-5.
HB 818 would maintain current Pennsylvania policy regarding public funding of abortions. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act permits states to prohibit insurance providers in a state health exchange from covering elective abortions.
This bill does not prohibit abortion, but would ensure that no one is forced against their conscience to pay for abortion through taxpayer subsidy or insurance premiums.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted their elected officials about this important piece of legislation. The bill now moves to the State Senate for a full vote. Click here to send them a message asking them to support HB 818.