The Pennsylvania House taking the first step from preventing your tax dollars from paying for abortions. The Bill, would ban any healthcare plan in the state from covering elective abortions. The House passing the bill last week with a vote of 144 to 53. That vote, not even close with 36 Democrats passing party lines to vote in favor of it.
The only exceptions in the Bill are rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger.
“ It is a poor reflection on how far we have come as a nation and a state in the last 100 years,” says Rep. Brian Sims (D) Philadelphia County
The bill, drawing passionate response from lawmakers
“ This does not limit in any way a woman’s access to abortion services. It does not limit a woman’s ability to choose an abortion. It does not create any additional barriers to receive abortion services , ” says Rep. Donna Oberland ( R ) Clarion County
In the bill, women could attempt to obtain coverage on their own. If passed in the Senate, Pennsylvania would be the 18th state to pass a bill like this.
Republicans stresses tax payers shouldn’t be footing the bill while democrats say it’s an assault on women’s rights.