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Pennsylvania Dismemberment Abortion Ban Receives Bipartisan Support, but Will Gov. Veto?

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Dec 11
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A bill that would ban dismemberment abortions in Pennsylvania has received bipartisan support, but the state’s governor may put a stop to it.

According to, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has already vowed to veto the bill should it pass the state legislature.

The bill, known as Pennsylvania Senate Bill 3, already passed in the Senate and now goes on to the House. It would ban dismemberment abortion, which is the brutal abortion process of tearing living unborn babies apart limb by limb.

In addition to banning this form of abortion, the bill aims to ban abortions after 20 weeks--measures that several other states have already adopted and have referred to as “heartbeat” bills or “pain-capable unborn child” bills.

Leaders in the state legislature have met with Wolf to urge him to support the bill, but he seems to be remaining firm on his position, and has called the bill the “most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country.”

Wolf reportedly has close ties to Planned Parenthood and has even appointed one of the organization’s board members as his chief of staff.

Despite Wolf’s extreme pro-abortion views, most Pennsylvanians support a dismemberment abortion ban, according to a statewide poll.


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Publication date: December 11, 2017