The US House will once again be voting to ban abortions after 20 weeks. This has passed in the House twice before, but failed in the US Senate. However, now we have a President who has promised to sign this legislation if it reaches his desk. The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” would ban abortions after babies in the womb can feel pain — 20 weeks. There are only seven nations in the world that allow abortions after 20 weeks, these include China, North Korea and the United States. What a tragedy that the US shares this terrible distinction with dictatorships!
Congressmen Mike Kelly and Keith Rothfus were the only two PA Congressmen who signed onto a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concerns over the apparent religious test that Senator Bernie Sanders was using to determine whether to support a Trump nominee or not! Also, Senator Mitch McConnell has finally decided to move towards a repeal of Obamacare, a step in the right direction!
Signing SB 300 into law: It is only common sense that taxpayers should not be forced to support an organization that makes its living killing innocent babies. Here are reasons Governor Tom Wolf should sign SB 3 into law:
A pro-life rally is planned for June 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Rotunda of the State Capital Building in Harrisburg. This is to show support for bills defunding Planned Parenthood (SB 300) and extending PA’s ban on abortions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks and ban dismemberment abortions (SB 3).
The US National Institute of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins, is supportive of embryonic cloning and embryonic stem cell research. He has been in that position since 2009 and does not reflect the pro-life direction President Donald Trump is leading the country. He should be replaced with someone who respects life from the moment of conception.
Today the House of Representatives actually voted to repeal major portions of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood! Unfortunately, half of the Pennsylvania delegation voted against it! All the Democrats, no surprise here, and Republicans Ryan Costello, Charlie Dent, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Pat Meehan voted ‘nay’ on the bill!!
Today is the National Day of Prayer and President Trump took advantage of the day to sign an executive order protecting religious liberty. The executive order focused on the Johnston Amendment in an effort to weaken its strangle hold on churches and other religious organizations.
The supporters of this bill say they will take the fight to defund Planned Parenthood and build the wall to the battle over the 2018 budget. Sound familiar?
Will they or won’t they – that is the question. Will the GOP include funding for Planned Parenthood in this upcoming continuing resolution? Democrats want it there, but will the GOP stand up to them? Perhaps they need a reminder that they are in the majority!
Yesterday the State Senate Finance Committee advanced SB 300 which would prioritize spending to make public health entities the top priority for taxpayer funding and placing Planned Parenthood at the end of the list. Those who oppose this life-saving bill call it “an attack on women and family health.” Thank those committee members who voted for it and ask your State Senator to support it!