Vote Shows Many Pennsylvania State Senators Had Serious Concerns about Cortes, Nominee from Gosnell Era

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Last week’s vote in the Pennsylvania Senate on the confirmation of Pedro Cortes, a Wolf Administration nominee, shows continuing concerns that the Keystone State will return to the lax enforcement of abortion law seen during the Kermit Gosnell era. Eighteen state Senators voted against confirmation for Cortes …

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PA Senate confirms man who was Secretary of State during the time no action was taken against abortionist Kermit Gosnell

By Dave Andrusko Pedro Cortes served as Secretary of State from April 2003 to June of 2010, the longest-serving Secretary of State in the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During that time, convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell preyed on poor women, making a fortune not only aborting hundreds of viable babies but also deliberating aborting …

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PA Senate Committee adopts “no position” on nominee who was Secretary of State during the time no action was taken against abortionist Kermit Gosnell

By Dave Andrusko In late April, we reposted a fine story by Maria Gallagher, the legislative director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, in which she talked about a letter sent by more than 40 legislators raising serious questions about Pedro Cortes, who is the acting Secretary of State and Gov. Wolf’s nominee to fill the …

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In the Wake of Gosnell Scandal, Lawmakers Have Serious Concerns about Nominee

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania ProLife Federation More than 40 Pennsylvania lawmakers have signed a letter to Governor Tom Wolf which raises serious questions about Secretary of State nominee Pedro Cortes. Cortes previously served as Secretary of State during the Ed Rendell Administration, a period of time in which the Department of State took …

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