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Abortions in PA jumped during virus pandemic

Abortions in PA jumped during virus pandemic


Abortions in PA jumped during virus pandemic

Abortions jumped in Pennsylvania in recent years during the virus pandemic and a pro-life group suspects abortion-supporting politics is behind it.

Citing the most recent figures available, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that abortions increased 3.5% during 2020, a jump of 1,105 abortions over the previous year.

Maria Gallagher of the Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation says one reason is abortion clinics were declared “essential facilities” by Gov. Tom Wolf.

“And we know that pregnancy resource centers, for instance,” Gallagher points out, “were not able to see as many clients as they had in the year previous.”

Gallagher, Maria (PA Pro-Life Federation) Gallagher

All totaled, 32,123 abortions were performed in the state in 2020 without the pregnancy centers open to counsel women and provide them with resources.

During the pandemic, Gov. Wolf was also vetoing numerous pro-life bills passed by pro-life legislators.

“The governor's veto pen,” Gallagher concludes, “has resulted in thousands of deaths of babies in Pennsylvania in utero.”