State Legislation

Under the guise of “increased access,” abortion industry is undermining a basic safety net

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

I was scrolling through the Twitterverse when a particular post caught my eye.

It was an invitation to a Zoom call on the effort to eliminate Pennsylvania’s doctor-only abortion law.

The tweet came from the Pennsylvania lobbying branch of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain.

It is difficult for the abortion industry to argue that it truly cares about the health and safety of women when it is determined to do away with the bare minimum of safeguards. We need only look at the case of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who famously employed non-licensed personnel to perform abortions. Gosnell ultimately was convicted of murdering three newborn babies and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a female immigrant patient, Karnamaya Mongar.

No abortion is safe, because it results in the death of an innocent unborn child. Meanwhile, serious complications can arise for a woman who undergoes an abortion. You would expect that a physician would be present to handle those numerous complications—but not in the world envisioned by Planned Parenthood.

We owe it to women to protect them from the harm of the abortion industry, which is becoming all the more harmful by trying to eliminate health and safety standards. Under the guise of “increased access,” abortion operations are attempting to undermine a basic safety net.

That should concern all of us who care about the well-being of women in Pennsylvania. 

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