Constitutional Amendment is a Bad Bill, Bad for Taxpayers, Bad for Vulnerable Women & Girls

By Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

HARRISBURG, PA—A proposed Constitutional Amendment is a bad bill—bad for taxpayers, bad for vulnerable women and girls, and bad for parents.

“House Bill 1888 is a highly regressive form of legislation which would wipe out protections against taxpayer funding of abortion at a time when the vast majority of taxpayers do not want their hard-earned money to pay for abortion,” said Maria Gallagher, legislative director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the Keystone State affiliate of National Right to Life.

Public opinion polls consistently show that most Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, which is the taking of an innocent, unrepeatable human life.

“This bad bill would also wipe out important protections, such as parental consent and informed consent, which are vital to the health and safety of women and girls,” Gallagher added.

In addition, the sweeping Constitutional Amendment would end protections against brutal late-term abortions, upending our time-tested Pennsylvania law. Under current law, babies of six months’ gestation and older are protected from abortion, except in the rare cases where the life of the mother is at stake or the pregnancy would result in irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.

“House Bill 1888 is bad—blatantly a disaster. It is a poorly-drafted bill which would have a disastrous effect on taxpayers, parents, and vulnerable women and girls. This bill is the wrong prescription for Pennsylvania,” Gallagher added.