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Pennsylvania Legislature Approves Proposed Constitutional Amendment Stating there is no constitutional right to taxpayer funding of abortion

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The Pennsylvania state Senate and state House of Representatives have achieved a significant victory for taxpayers through the passage of a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion. Maria Gallagher, legislative director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the Keystone State affiliate of National Right to Life, asserted that the constitutional amendment would represent a significant win for those who oppose the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion, which she defined as the taking of an innocent, irreplaceable human life.

The Amendment would let people in each state decide abortion policy, not judges. “People in each state should decide if they want to protect babies and their mothers,” Gallagher said. The Amendment must pass the Senate and House twice before it can be on the ballot.

Statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Health indicate that over 32,000 abortions were performed in the Commonwealth in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available. Gallagher posited that the number of kindergarten classes of children who have been lost to abortion in Pennsylvania is “mind-boggling.”

In Pennsylvania, abortion totals would be significantly higher were it not for the numerous pregnancy resource centers that provide free counseling and material assistance to pregnant women facing challenging circumstances. The state-assisted Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program in Pennsylvania offers pregnant women in need genuine alternatives and options. Gallagher further emphasized that “no pregnant woman in Pennsylvania should feel as if she is alone.” She noted that pregnancy help centers are available to provide no-cost assistance and emotional support to all pregnant women.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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