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Current Legislation

Here are the current bills moving in the Pennsylvania legislature.

SB 956: No Right to Abortion Constitutional Amendment

✖ Introduced by Sen. Judy Ward (R-39)

✖ A proposal like this is yet another example of anti-abortion politicians doing everything they can to score political points and to make abortion inaccessible.

✖ If passed and later approved at the ballot, this bill would make it much easier for the state to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe was ever overturned.

✖ Moreover, this addition to our constitution could impact more than just abortion–this would make it the policy of the state to “protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth”—that could have implications for contraception, IVF, and even whether or not a pregnant person gets to make their own medical decisions about how they give birth.

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HB 2252: No Right to Abortion Constitutional Amendment

✖ Introduced by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-63)

✖ A proposal like this is yet another example of anti-abortion politicians doing everything they can to score political points and to make abortion inaccessible.

✖ If passed and later approved at the ballot, this bill would make it much easier for the state to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe was ever overturned.

✖ Moreover, this addition to our constitution could impact more than just abortion–this would make it the policy of the state to “protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth”—that could have implications for contraception, IVF, and even whether or not a pregnant person gets to make their own medical decisions about how they give birth.

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SB 970: RESCUE (Reporting Evidence of Sexual Crimes and Underaged Exploitation)

✖ Introduced by Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50)

✖ SB 970 is a solution in search of a problem. It is nothing more than a scare tactic. The proponents of this bill have put it forward despite the fact that there is no evidence that health care providers are failing to fulfill their ethical and legal duties as mandatory providers.

✖ Rather than helping young people, this bill will create an environment that makes them less likely to seek the care they need.

✖ This bill would create dangerous incentives for inspectors to find a problem where there is none.

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HB 1872: Mandatory Anesthesia for Fetuses

✖ Introduced by Rep. Tim Bonner (R-08)

✖ This bill would require that patients undergo a medically unnecessary procedure that would increase risk to their health in order to "provide pain relief medication" to a fetus for any abortion at or after 12 weeks of gestation, despite the fact that rigorous medical reviews have established - and major medical groups like ACOG and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) agree - that there is no evidence of pre-viability fetal pain perception.

✖ This bill impses an intrusive, one-size-fits-all mandate that would put patients at risk without serving any benefit whatsoever.

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HD 118: Fetal Remains

✖ Introduced by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-101)

✖ Would require that a person seeking an abortion have their embryonic or fetal tissue either buried or cremated

✖ Would impose a funeral ritual of sorts on people

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HB 1500: Down Syndrome Ban

✖ Introduced by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-169)

✖ Would ban some early abortions in the state based on the results of prenatal genetic testing

✖ Would threaten pregnant people’s lives and health by making abortions harder to obtain for those who need them

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SB 21: Down Syndrome Ban

✖ Introduced by Sen. Scott Martin (R-13)

✖ Would ban some early abortions in the state based on the results of prenatal genetic testing

✖ Would threaten pregnant people’s lives and health by making abortions harder to obtain for those who need them

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HB 904: 6-week Abortion Ban

✖ Introduced by Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-76)

✖ Would prevent most people from getting abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy

✖ Could take away a person’s right to make their own medical decisions before they even know they have a decision to make

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SB 378: 6-week Abortion Ban

✖ Introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Sen. Judy Ward (R-39)

✖ Would prevent most people from getting abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy

✖ Could take away a person’s right to make their own medical decisions before they even know they have a decision to make

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HB 289: Abortion Clinics Reporting

✖ Introduced by Rep. Timothy O'Neil (R-48)

✖ Would shame patients and create additional administrative hurdles for clinics, not increase safety

✖ This bill is redundant and unnecessary — the information it seeks to force abortion clinics to share is already available to the public

 

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HB 275: Substance Abuse during Pregnancy

✖ Introduced by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-92)

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SB 152: Defund Planned Parenthood

✖ Introduced by Sen. Judy Ward (R-39)

✖ Seeks to oust Planned Parenthood from state family planning funding

✖ Would prohibit the Department of Health from entering into a contract or making a grant to any entity that performs non-federally qualified abortion

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HB 1095: Fetal Homicide

✖ Introduced by Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-89)

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