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Pro Life Legislation

Senate Bill 3

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires states to operate and maintain “health insurance exchanges” to provide a menu of low cost, government subsidized insurance plans to help otherwise uninsured people get access to necessary health care.

The PPACA specifically permits a state to prohibit insurance providers that participate in the state exchange from covering elective abortion services. To assure that elective abortion is not included in the Pennsylvania exchange, the Commonwealth must affirmatively opt out by passing a state law.

Senate Bill 3 is a proposal that will clearly prohibit the taxpayer supported insurance plans from covering abortion.

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House Bill 574

House Bill 574 would hold abortion facilities to the same fire and safety standards, personnel and equipment requirements, and quality assurance procedures as other freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities.

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