The State Senate is set to vote on HB 818, a bill that would ensure your tax dollars won’t pay for abortions in Pennsylvania.
But first, we need your Senator to vote AGAINST ALL AMENDMENTS because they are designed to weaken and kill the bill. These amendments are only supported by the abortion lobby, led by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
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.
Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion), lead sponsor of the bill, had this to say after the bill passed overwhelmingly in the House:
“Pro-life, pro-choice, undecided or indifferent, the vast majority of Pennsylvania taxpayers do not support their tax dollars being used to further the practice of abortion on demand. This legislation is not only consistent with the will of the people, but more importantly, the current rule of Commonwealth law that already prohibits even one penny of taxpayer dollars from funding any elective abortion procedure.”
- Ask them to vote YES on HB 818, NO ON AMENDMENTS!
- Explain that the only true pro-life vote is a vote against amendments that are only offered to weaken the bill. HB 818 already contains exceptions for abortion in case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother, consistent with current PA law.