Pennsylvania Democrat leaders, under the guise of “women’s health” advocacy, thanked abortionists Thursday for killing unborn babies in abortions.
The special statement came from the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus in honor of Abortion Provider Appreciation Day on March 10. State Sens. Judy Schwank and Amanda Cappelletti and state Reps. Morgan Cephas and Mary Jo Daley, all Democrats, signed onto the statement.
“We would like to take the opportunity to thank abortion providers across Pennsylvania as they continue to provide vital healthcare services in the face of these unprecedented attacks on the right to choose, and under the additional pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” they said in the statement.
The lawmakers urged Pennsylvanians to join them in thanking abortionists, saying, “… it is crucial that we uplift abortion providers who are persevering through this political climate to provide comprehensive reproductive healthcare for their patients.”
In Pennsylvania, there were 32,123 abortions in 2020, a 3.5-percent increase from the previous year, according to state health data. Each represented a unique, valuable unborn baby whose life was unnecessarily and cruelly destroyed.
The Pennsylvania Family Institute responded to the statement with a reminder about infamous Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murdering three newborns and contributing to the death of a female patient, as well as numerous other crimes.
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“Fellow abortion providers never reported his ‘House of Horrors,’” said Dan Bartkowiak, director of communications at the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “Even Gosnell continues to maintain his innocence. What makes Gosnell so different from other abortion mills if abortion should be unrestricted like the PA Women’s Health Caucus calls for?”
Bartkowiak told LifeNews that the caucus’s views are based on the lie that killing babies in the womb is somehow health care.
“The PA Women’s Health Caucus represents the extreme viewpoint that preborn babies can be aborted for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy and be paid for by your tax dollars,” he said. “This celebrating of abortion mills is a twisted downplay of the brutal reality of abortion yet it’s what happens when you believe the lie that the deliberate killing of preborn babies is healthcare.”
Right now, Pennsylvania abortion groups are trying to expand abortions through a lawsuit challenging a state ban on taxpayer-funded abortions. The Allegheny Reproductive Health Center and Planned Parenthood want the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn the ban, force taxpayers to pay for abortions and declare abortions to be a fundamental right under the state constitution.
In response, pro-life leaders and Republican lawmakers are working to pass a state constitutional amendment that would make clear that there is no right to an abortion or taxpayer-funded abortion in the Pennsylvania Constitution. The proposed amendment must pass the legislature in two consecutive sessions and then be placed on the ballot for state voters’ approval.
Maria Gallagher, legislative director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, told The Epoch Times that women and babies deserve better than abortion.
“It is a sad day when people celebrate abortion, which is the taking of an innocent, unrepeatable life, and leave the woman to grieve the child,” Gallagher said. “Pregnant women deserve compassion and care, not a cold-hearted offer to abort their offspring. Safeguarding women’s health means offering them life-affirming options which protect both their health and the lives of their babies.”
She said real help is available to moms through the many pregnancy resource centers across Pennsylvania, and healing retreats through Rachel’s Vineyard offer help and healing to mothers who regret their abortions.