Today the Pennsylvania Senate confirmed by a vote of 31 to 18 Pedro Cortes to be the commonwealth’s next Secretary of State. Cortes had previously served in that same position for seven years under Governor Ed Rendell. However, his track record during that time should have caused all 50 senators to pause in voting to confirm Cortes.
A 2013 UNICEF report claims children as young as 10 have the “right” to confidential sex services. In 2009 the committee that monitors the Children’s treaty began interpreting it such that children must have access ‘without parental consent’ to ‘reproductive health education or services,’ a term often used by U.N. staff to include abortion.”
A few days ago, Governor-elect Tom Wolf announced he wants Pedro Cortes to be his Secretary of State. One of the responsibilities of the Secretary of State is to oversee individual physicians, inspect abortion facilities and enforce safety regulations in PA. A grand jury investigation in January 2011 found that the Secretary of State had repeatedly ignored evidence and closed investigations even in the midst of escalating complaints about Gosnell’s abortion clinic.
Just a few days ago Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges within a 30 mile radius of the abortion facility. A bill has been introduced in Harrisburg, HB 1762, which would require the same thing, but the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Ron Marsico, is hesitating to run it.
Girl Scouts’ curriculum for girls, sold and promoted by every local Girl Scout council, recommends pro-abortion role models/organizations such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Clinton, Amnesty Intl., Population Council, ACLU and National Organization For Women (NOW). In addition, the Journey books remind girls that they are counted among the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts or WAGGGS’ 10 million members.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end abortion after the point when scientists agree unborn children can feel pain, has passed in the House by a mostly partisan vote of 228-196. HR 1797 notes, “By 8 weeks after fertilization, the unborn child reacts to touch. After 20 weeks, the unborn child reacts to stimuli that would be recognized as painful if applied to an adult human, for example, by recoiling.”
HB 818, the bill to keep abortion coverage out of Pennsylvania’s state exchanges under Obamacare, is up for a vote in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee tomorrow. Remember it passed in the State House on April 23 by a vote of 144-53. Now it’s the Senate’s turn to start the process of getting this passed!
HB 818 was voted out of the House Health Committee on April 15th along a mostly party line vote. On April 17th the House took up HB 818 on second consideration — debating and voting on amendments. All pro-abortion amendments were defeated. Remember passage of this bill would insure that Pennsylvania opts out of abortion funding under the health insurance exchange that will be created by Obamacare.
Today the State House Health Committee will be voting on HB 818. Passage of this bill would insure that Pennsylvania opts out of abortion funding under the health insurance exchange that will be created by Obamacare.