(HARRISBURG, PA) Pro-abortion politicians are going to extremes to promote abortion in Pennsylvania, releasing a “pledge to protect and expand abortion. ” This “pledge” essentially calls for unrestricted abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, along with the removal of current, sensible pro-life laws, and attacks the good work of pregnancy centers throughout our state.
“Pennsylvania voters are now realizing just how extreme many Democrat politicians are in pushing abortion — even at the expense women’s health,” said Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Council. “This radical abortion pledge prioritizes special interest groups, certainly not the health and well-being of Pennsylvania women and families.”
This pledge, an abortion wish-list that would be incredibly harmful to families across Pennsylvania, includes:
- Codifying abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.
- Making abortion free at the expense of you, the taxpayer, and end the Hyde Amendment.
- Removing current pro-life sensible protections like the 24-hour waiting period and parental consent.
- Funding abortion clinics with our taxdollars, while denigrating and denying support for any pregnancy centers providing alternatives to abortion.
- Mandating comprehensive sex education in all 500 Pennsylvania school districts that includes explicit sexual material beginning in the youngest grades.
- Adding over 150 abortion clinics in Pennsylvania, one in every municipality where there is a pregnancy resource center; which current outnumber abortion clinics by over nine-to-one.
- Removing the ban on “abortions-by-mail” which would permit abortion clinics to forgo in-person consultation and put women, especially those with ectopic pregnancies, at increased risk.
Additionally, the abortion lobby intentionally mislabels the recently passed constitutional amendment to protect life in PA by claiming it would ban abortion, when in reality it would prevent the court system from forcing taxpayer to pay for abortions and protect current pro-life limits on abortions.
“It’s ironic that these abortion politicians mention inequality from the COVID pandemic when abortion clinics were allowed to stay open but every other elective surgical procedure was shut down,” added Geer.
More than 30,000 elective abortions are performed in Pennsylvania every year, totaling more than two million abortions since the 1973 Roe v Wade decision legalizing abortion.
Pennsylvania Family Council is the state’s leading pro-life, pro-family organization.