PA House to vote as early as Tuesday on updating abortion law

December 4, 2017 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: , , ,

Today, the House Health Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 3 (SB3) by a 16-10 vote (see roll call below), which would finally update Pennsylvania state law to end late-term and dismemberment abortion. A vote by the full PA House is expected as early as tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec, 5th).

TAKE ACTION: Right now, Planned Parenthood and other extreme abortion advocates are pushing hard to stop SB3, which is why we need you to please do two things:

1. Contact your State Representative in support of SB3.

2. Recruit three others to do the same.

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What is Senate Bill 3?

Senate Bill 3 (SB3) was passed by the State Senate in February and is now coming up for this expected vote in the House.

SB3 would do two things:

1) End late-term abortions by updating the legal abortion limit to 20 weeks of pregnancy, and

2) End the barbaric abortion procedure of tearing a baby apart by its limbs, also called dismemberment abortion.

Yet Planned Parenthood and other extreme abortion activists claim this is “outrageous” and right now are fighting hard to stop SB3.

What is outrageous is Pennsylvania’s abortion law, which still permits late-term abortion and was last updated almost 30 years ago.

  • “In the United States, most pediatrics and obstetrics societies agree that 22 weeks of gestation is the lower threshold of viability…” (CNN – 11/11/17)

  • Emma, Leah, Will, Callie, Sofia, Jackson….all children born at 24 weeks and earlier that are now thriving. Thirty years ago, babies born at 24 weeks were very unlikely to survive. Today, the majority of babies born at 24 weeks are now saved. (See their stories: pafamily.org/life)
  • Only 7 nations out of 198 allows elective abortion past 20 weeks – a list that includes Communist China, North Korea and the United States. “It seemed extreme for just seven countries out of 198 to allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But upon further digging, the data back up the claim.”(Washington Post 10/9/17)

To note, here in the United States, there are now 21 states that have already updated their abortion law to end late-term abortion.

Not only would SB3 update state law to end late-term abortion but would also ban the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortion.

  • “The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn apart limb by limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.” – Justice Anthony Kennedy 
  • A former abortion doctor, who performed over 1,200 abortion, describes a form of dismemberment abortion called Dilation & Evacuation (D&E) in a video interview (Warning: Disturbing animation) 

Please contact your State Representative in support of SB3. Hundreds of both late-term & dismemberment abortions happen in Pennsylvania every year. With your help, we can change that.

Thank you for taking action and for your help in ultimately working to save lives here in Pennsylvania.

1. Contact your State Representative in support of SB3.

2. Recruit three others to do the same.

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PA House Health Committee roll call vote on SB3 (Passed 16-10):

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