On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee passed the Heartbeat Bill in a 15-10 vote. The bill would ban abortions on babies after a heartbeat is detected in the state of Pennsylvania.

According to Life News:

Sponsored by state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, and more than 50 other lawmakers, the bill would require abortionists to check for a heartbeat and prohibit the abortion if the unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Typically, an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected around six weeks of pregnancy.

“This will save so many lives,” Borowicz told lawmakers prior to the vote. “It is now our time to have our voices heard and turn the table on the killing of 61 million babies’ lives, [including] 31,000 babies’ lives lost every year in Pennsylvania. … This is a fight we will win, and I’m honored to stand and fight for those that can’t speak for themselves.”

The Pennsylvania legislature is controlled by Republicans, and some Democrat state lawmakers are pro-life. However, Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed every pro-life bill that has reached his desk. Wolf is a pro-abortion Democrat who used to volunteer at Planned Parenthood.

The bill comes as the United States Supreme Court is poised to consider a Mississippi law banning abortions at 15 weeks, which could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand in the United States in 1973.

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Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
6 months ago

Its a start but the murderer, sorry, Governor will not be signing anything that will protect the innocent and go against the democrat policy of murder. Can always hope and pray he has a change of heart but one has to have one before it can be changed and sad to say given all the democrat policies forcing abortion on religious groups, taxpayer funded abortion, abortion on demand, I dont believe that there is a heart in 95% of the democrat politicians. I hope I am wrong.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
6 months ago

Another reasonable bill, intended to replace the Supreme Court’s massive abuse of the Constitution when it invented a nonexistent constitutional “right” in its Roe v Wade decision. A heartbeat is a clear sign of a baby. A mere collection of developing cells doesn’t have a heartbeat.