Elections do have consequences: newly-elected Pennsylvania AG joins so-called Reproductive Freedom Coalition

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

When I was heading into the Pennsylvania Capitol one day, I saw the young Lieutenant Governor, Austin Davis, heading into the building. I said a silent prayer for him, that he would be guided by wisdom in his new role.

Sadly, Davis has now joined a group of 22 lieutenant governors from across the country to push for the expansion of abortion nationwide. The so-called Reproductive Freedom Coalition, led by Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, says they intend “to maximize the availability of federal funds for reproductive health care and back manufacturers of medication abortion.”

Translation: these politicians want your tax dollars to pay for abortion, which is the taking of an innocent, unrepeatable human life. They also are backing the makers of lethal drugs which kill preborn babies and can cause great harm to their mothers.

In a written statement, Davis said, “Every Pennsylvanian should have the right to bodily autonomy and the freedom to make their own personal decision about whether or not to have a child.”

But the fact is, he is leaving the preborn baby out of the equation when he talks about “bodily autonomy.” Also, the issue is the protection of the child who is already here, in her mother’s womb. 

Initial reports of the coalition’s formation  note that it came about as U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk weighs a lawsuit led by the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine asking him to issue a preliminary injunction ordering the F.D.A. to withdraw its approval of mifepristone, the first pill in the two-drug medication abortion.

I hope that Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor will have a change of heart and will open his eyes to the wholesale destruction of the lives of innocent children caused by abortion. For expansion of abortion only leads to more deaths and more pain for the mothers left to grieve their fallen children.