Legislation that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 121-70.
Senate Bill 3, authored by Sen. Michele Brooks (R-Crawford) previously passed the Senate by a vote of 32-18 and it passed both chambers in bipartisan fashion.
Specifically, the bill would completely ban the cruel and brutal practice of dismemberment abortions in the state of Pennsylvania.
The effort to pass the legislation in the House was led by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren\Forest) who said, “God tells us specifically to choose life. This is innocent life.”
In addition, it would enact a ban on abortions from the 20th week on during a pregnancy.
“We must protect the dignity of each and every life as best we can,” said House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) in a statement. “The passage of this bill is evidence of bipartisan and bicameral support to protect unborn children and mothers and demonstrates the Commonwealth’s commitment to promoting a culture of life. The bill is both constitutional and reasonable.”