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Life and Dignity

 PCC URGES SENATE ACTION ON UNBORN CHILD DIGNITY ACT  

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today praised the state House for Wednesday’s passage of HB 118, the Unborn Child Dignity Act, sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon). The PCC is also urging the Senate to take up the measure as soon as possible. “This legislati
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PCC PRAISES PA HOUSE FOR PASSING DOWN SYNDROME PROTECTION ACT  

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today praised members of the state House who voted in favor of Rep. Kate Klunk’s House Bill 1500, also known as the Down Syndrome Protection Act. It would prohibit an abortion based solely on the diagnosis of a possible Down syndr
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PA Lawmakers Return to Harrisburg; Pro-Life Bills on the Agenda

 The PA House and Senate are back in Harrisburg on Monday after a week away from full sessions. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference will be watching a number of bills that we have been supporting, including three pro-life issues that will be up for second reading in the House. (There
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This Week at the PA Capitol

Both the House and Senate were in session this week in Harrisburg. The PA Catholic Conference saw a number of bills passed that we support. That included–in the House– a package of 8 bills to combat human trafficking and a bill to assure that clergy members would not be pr
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PA House Health Committee Passes 3 Pro-Life Bills

The PA House Health Committee passed three pro-life bills Tuesday morning in votes that went strictly along party lines. All Republicans on the committee voted yes and all Democrats voted no. The PA Catholic Conference supports these measures. Here are the postings we made this mornin
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PA House Health Committee Holds Second Hearing on Abortion

The PA House Health Committee Wednesday morning held its second hearing in abortion. They heard from advocates on both sides of the issue. We were there at the Capitol and shared these updates on social media. Just underway at the PA Capitol…the second public hearing before the
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Rep. Kate Klunk Gives Update on Pro-Life Efforts in PA House

PA Rep. Kate Klunk tells us that she is going to be reintroducing her Down Syndrome Protection Act legislation in the coming days.  The PA Catholic Conference has supported Rep. Klunk all the way on this measure, which made it through both the House and Senate last session before bein
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Please watch!! ABC 27 talks of PA woman’s efforts to strengthen penalties for those who encourage others to commit suicide; PCC has worked on this bill as well

https://www.abc27.com/investigators/shawns-law-york-county-mom-fights-for-tougher-penalties-against-those-who-encourage-others-to-take-their-own-life/?fbclid=IwAR2vuraueQvuG0cAOXMuLd8uw9zWUIqA4Kbvm61m3x4aE_UIOM1ewT_WBfU
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Look for these pro-life bills as the newest PA House and Senate sessions develop

It’s a new session underway in the PA House and Senate in Harrisburg and pro-life lawmakers are laying the groundwork for some important measures to preserve the dignity of life. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference will be right there with them as they look to navigate the lengthy pr
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