PHL/SWR Butler County Chapter

Pennsylvanians for Human Life

Legislative Alerts

Senate Bill 3, the Pain Capable/Dismemberment Bill
The PA Senate passed SB3 on Feb. 8, 2017. This Bill bans abortion after 20 weeks gestation, the age at which medical science tells us that unborn babies can feel pain.
This Bill also bans later term abortions which are commonly referred to as “Dismemberment” abortions, because the unborn baby’s body is dismembered, in order to induce delivery.

ACTION: Thank your PA Senator who voted for SB 3 (Hutchinson, Vogel, Vulakovich, White) and contact your PA State Representative and ask him to vote for SB 3, when it is brought to the floor in the House of Representatives.

Senate Bill 238, Assisted Suicide Bill
A Bill that would legalize Assisted Suicide in Pennsylvania (SB238) has been introduced in the PA Senate. This bill is especially a concern for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable citizens, who might be coerced into choosing suicide rather than life-saving .treatments. The bill is currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

ACTION: Contact your PA Senator and ask that they vote against SB238, if it is brought to the full Senate for consideration.

House Bill 43, defunding Planned Parenthood
A Federal Joint Resolution, H,J.43, has been passed in the US House of Representatives, to nullify a ruling by former President Obama, which essentially allowed funding of Planned Parenthood from federal funds through Title X. The Senate will now take up this Joint Resolution.
Background information: Last year, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released key findings regarding Planned Parenthood:

ACTION: Contact Senators Casey and Toomey and urge them to vote in favor of S.J.Res 13.

The Conscience Protection Act of 2017
This Act was introduced into both the US House and the US Senate; its purpose is to provide conscience protection for those who provide health care and health care coverage but do not wish to provide abortion services. It is wrong for the US government to force Americans to violate their deeply held convictions about respect for human life.

ACTION: Contact both your US Senators and US Representative to ask them to support The Conscience Protection Act of 2017.