There is currently a case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that is very concerning to pro-lifers in the state, says Maria Gallagher of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.
“If the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules in favor of the abortion industry,” she warns, “then we could lose our laws governing abortion including restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion; parental consent for abortion; informed consent for abortion; 24-hour waiting periods for abortion; and a late-term abortion ban.”
That pending ruling comes after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed every pro-life bill passed by state lawmakers.
So now members in both houses are setting the stage for a constitutional amendment. If passed twice in two consecutive session, which is challenge to accomplish, the proposed amendment would go before the state’s voters.
“Thankfully,” Gallagher says, “Pennsylvania's pro-abortion governor has no role in the constitutional amendment process.”