May 12, 2015


Senate State Government Committee to Hold Hearing on Pedro Cortes


Today the Senate State Government Committee will hold a hearing on Governor Tom Wolf’s nomination of Pedro Cortes as the Commonwealth’s next Secretary of State. Some of the responsibilities of the Secretary of State is to oversee individual physicians, inspect abortion facilities and enforce safety regulations in PA.

Pedro Cortes served as Secretary of State from April 2003 to June of 2010. He was the longest-serving Secretary of State in the history of the Commonwealth and, apparently, didn’t learn what his responsibilities were in those seven years! Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” was allowed to continue operating under Cortes’ watch as he refused to inspect abortion clinics and ignored complaints against those same clinics! Governor Tom Wolf thinks this guy is qualified and wants him to get his old job back!

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