PENNSYLVANIA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 16, 2020 Contact: Al Gnoza 717-585-1548
PCC THANKS STATE SENATORS WHO CALL FOR HALT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S ABORTION SERVICES DURING ELECTIVE PROCEDURE BAN
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today applauded the efforts of 16 Republican state senators who asked the Wolf Administration to direct Planned Parenthood to stop surgical abortions during the current crisis. The lawmakers sent a letter to Governor Wolf and to Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine stating that performing such procedures is in direct violation of the business closure orders issued by both of them.
“We can’t thank these senators enough for their continued commitment to pro-life efforts,” said Eric Failing, the Executive Director of the PCC. “Abortion is wrong any time, but especially now during this health crisis. Just the thought of PPEs, which are so desperately needed by our healthcare professionals and first responders, being used to destroy life rather than save life is sickening. Planned Parenthood’s website has stated the fact that six of their facilities will be open for abortion services.”
Failing and the senators note that Governor Wolf’s directive prohibits all elective surgeries. There is also the concern that providing abortions may place several people at risk for contracting Covid 19.
Signing onto the letter is President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, along with Sens. David Argall, Dave Arnold, Ryan Aument, Michele Brooks, John DiSanto, Scott Hutchinson, Wayne Langerholc, Scott Martin, Doug Mastriano, Bob Mensch, Kristin Phillips-Hill, Joe Pittman, Pat Stefano, Judy Ward and Kim Ward.
If you would like to talk with Mr. Failing by phone or FaceTime, please contact Al Gnoza on his cellphone (717) 585-1548— any day, any time.
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is based in Harrisburg and is the public affairs arm of Pennsylvania’s Catholic bishops.