A Pennsylvania state Senate committee has approved a new bill declaring that three is no right to kill babies in abortions. The measure, known as the Life Amendment, also protects taxpayers from being forced to pay for abortions.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-4 along party lines to approve the amendment, which pro-life Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair is sponsoring.
“I pray that we live in a country and a commonwealth that respects every human life, most especially those of the unborn,” said Ward.
Abortion businesses in Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit to overturn Pennsylvania’s long-standing ban on taxpayer funding of abortion. The case is now before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. If the Court, which has a pro-abortion majority, rules in favor of the abortion industry, taxpayers would be forced to pay for abortions in Pennsylvania. The only way to stop that from happening is for the state legislature to pass a Constitutional Amendment, which would then be put on the ballot so that voters could have their say.
The Constitutional Amendment must be passed in two consecutive sessions of the state legislature before it can be placed on the ballot. The Constitutional Amendment does not require the Governor’s signature, so pro-abortion Governor Tom Wolf cannot interfere with this effort to safeguard our hard-earned tax dollars.
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The chair of the committee, Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Mercer, supported the bill and said Pennsylvania voters have a right to decide if they want their tax dollars funding the killing of babies in abortions.
“The people of Pennsylvania should be deciding this, not providers that are making millions of dollars,” she added.
The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation told LifeNews is was glad the panel voted for the measure.
“The Constitutional Amendment would ensure that there is no taxpayer funding of abortion or so-called right to abortion in the Pennsylvania Constitution. National public opinion polls consistently show that the vast majority of Americans oppose using their hard-earned tax dollars to pay for abortion. The Amendment would also ensure that the people, through their duly-elected representatives, decide such policies, rather than the courts. This is a win for the people of Pennsylvania.”