The Pennsylvania state House of Representatives has approved a bill (HB1786) that provides cover for abortionists who harm women while doing "reproductive health care" (i.e., killing babies, etc.) in other states. The bill, in effect, makes Pennsylvania a sanctuary state for the abortion industry.
HB1786 was recently passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a vote of 117-86, with only one Democrat voting NO and 16 Republicans voting YES.
You can read this appalling legislation for yourself, but the following passage illustrates the bill's purpose well enough.
"A court of record of this Commonwealth shall have no authority under this section to order service upon any person for any matter in a tribunal outside of this Commonwealth involving the provision or delivery of reproductive health care services."
The bill also places the same constraints on the executive branch of the state government.
Please thank these Erie area legislators for voting NO on this unconscionable legislation: Jake Banta (R) | Timothy Bonner (R) | Lee James (R) | Kathy Rapp (R) | Brad Roae (R) | Parke Wentling.
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This ridiculous--and dangerous--legislation is now under review by the state Senate Judiciary Committee. We stand of chance of stopping HB1786 in the state Senate before it gets to Governor Shapiro's desk where it can expect a signature, with fanfare, from this extremely pro-abortion governor. But the vote could be very close.
Please urge state Senator Dan Laughlin (or YOUR state senator) to vote NO on HB1786. Out of state abortion providers should not be given special protections--should not be given sanctuary--within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
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