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!
As President Obama was preparing to leave the White House, he made many rule changes in various areas that impact Americans. One of those was the rule that prohibited states from defunding Planned Parenthood of Title X funding. A joint effort is in the works to overturn this rule and an important vote is upcoming in the US House.
Senator Michelle Brooks has reintroduced the Pain Capable Dismemberment Abortion Ban and it has already advanced out of the Judiciary Committee! This bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the age at which research has proven babies in utero feel pain. Governor Wolf has threaten to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.
The US House has passed HR 7, which makes the Hyde Amendment permanent, it now goes to the Senate for a final vote. All but three Democrats voted to continue killing babies using taxpayer dollars.
A bill has just passed in the US Senate that would begin the process of repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood. This is the first step to untangle the tentacles that Obamacare has throughout our healthcare system. Planned Parenthood has said they will go down fighting — which is fine, as long as they go down!
The US House is poised to vote on a bill to protect religious liberty and the conscience protections of those refusing to do abortions. It also would stop states from mandating that all employee health plans cover abortions.
Today five individuals who do not hold medical degrees handed down a decision giving a green light for the creation of more Gosnell Houses of Horror. The United States Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision threw out a portion of Texas abortion law that required the same health and safety standards as ambulatory surgical units and required doctors doing abortions have visiting privileges in a nearby hospital.
House leadership seems afraid to present HB 1948 for a final vote. A rally to “encourage” them to do what’s right is planned in the Main Rotunda of the Capitol Building for Tuesday, June 7th from 11:00 a.m. till noon. HB 1948 would extend Pennsylvania’s ban on abortions from six month to five months gestation and would ban the gruesome practice of dismemberment abortions.
President Obama vetoed the reconciliation bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood for one year and repealed major portions of Obamacare. The House will be voting to attempt to override Obama’s veto.
Planned Parenthood in PA receives $9 million in state taxpayer dollars each year. In addition this is matched by a 3-1 federal matching grant! In mid-November draft language of the Fiscal Code in both the State House and State Senate contained Priorities language which would have restricted the flow of state tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. Governor Wolf said it was a “non-starter” and the language was stripped from both versions. On January 12, the State House passed the Fiscal Code without Priorities language. It now sits in the Senate Rules Committee.