Pro-life legislation, which passed both the House and Senate chambers, has been vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf.
Senate Bill 3 would have strengthened Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act by banning the cruel and brutal practice of dismemberment abortions in the state of Pennsylvania.
Sen. Michele Brooks (R-Crawford County), who sponsored Senate Bill 3, responded to the governor’s veto and said, “I am extremely disappointed with the Governor’s veto and the misinformation that opponents have spread about the bill. But my greatest disappointment is that we will be unable to protect so many babies in the future, who will never know the joy of living in this world.
“My prayers are with the governor that one day his heart will soften and he will understand how horrific the dismemberment abortion procedure is.”
The legislation also would have placed a ban on abortions from the 20th week on during a pregnancy.
Brooks noted that the bill would not have changed existing law in its application to cases of rape and incest.
Senate Bill 3 passed the Senate by a vote of 32-18 and the House by a vote of 121-70.