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Pro Life Bill Passes. Don't forget to say thank you!

June 6, 2013

Yesterday, the State Senate passed House Bill 818, a bill prohibiting your tax dollars from subsidzing abortion coverage in the new health insurance exchanges, with a bi-partisan vote of 31-19.

Opponents of the bill, including Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, supported weakening amendments that would have killed this important pro-life legislation. These two amendments were defeated and the bill passed in its original language.

Votes against these amendments and for the final passage of HB 818 were a true pro-life vote. Votes for any of the weakening amendments undermined the intent of the bill.

Key for the voting chart:
Green = Pro-life, Pennsylvania Family Council supported vote.
Red = Pennsylvania Family Council opposed vote.

If your Senator voted "no" on the weakening amendments, and "yes" for final passage, please thank them by clicking on this link.

If your Senator voted "yes" on any of the weakening amendments, or "no" on final passage, please email them to express your disappointment in their vote and ask them to vote pro-life in the future. Click here to send an email.

Click here to contact your state senator and let them know what you think of their vote on this pro-life bill! The bill now heads to Governor Tom Corbett for his promised signature.

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