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Call To Action
June 5, 2013
Abortion is not Healthcare:
Senate Passes Bill to Prevent
Taxpayer Funding of Abortions
Harrisburg, Pa. The Pennsylvania Senate today approved House Bill 818, a measure that would ensure that no taxpayer funds are used to subsidize abortion coverage in health insurance plans mandated by the new federal healthcare law. Final passage was a bipartisan vote of 31-19.
Michael Geer, president of Pennsylvania Family Council, said: “This new law is necessary to keep our insurance laws consistent with Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act.”
“Abortion is not health care. Pennsylvania does not use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions and we need to make sure it stays that way.
“The bill respects the conscience and respect for life of millions of Pennsylvanians, and ensure that their tax dollars do not subsidize abortion coverage through the back door of the new health insurance exchanges.”
Pennsylvania is among 20 states which have already enacted a similar law.
Pennsylvania Family Council thanks House sponsor, State Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion) and Senate sponsor Sen. Don White (R-Indiana) for their work in introducing and passing this important bill, and looks forward to Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature on this important new law.
Please thank your senator if they voted for HB 818:
Click here to check the Roll Call.
If your Senator voted yes:
Senator John R. Gordner
(717) 787-8928 (Capitol)
· Thank them for voting Yes on HB 818 and ensuring your tax dollars don’t subsidize abortion coverage in the new health insurance exchanges.
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