By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
House Bill 1888 is a convoluted mess of a bill that purports to promote liberty but would actually restrict rights.
The Joint Resolution for a Constitutional Amendment appears to open the doors to a denial of parental rights and an end to taxpayers’ rights to be free of the demand to pay for abortions.
Currently, Pennsylvia law requires parental consent before an abortion can be performed on a minor girl. It also bars taxpayer funding of abortion—something supported by the vast majority of Americans, according to public opinion polls.
House Democrats have referred the bill to the Judiciary Committee and plan a public hearing next Wednesday.
The bill is a clear assault on parental rights, as well as taxpayer rights.
Action Item: if you live in Pennsylvania, please contact your state lawmakers and urge them to oppose House Bill 1888.