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PA Gov. Budget: A Pipeline to the Abortion Industry?

by | Feb 7, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget includes a line item that may represent a pipeline to the abortion industry.   

The line item in the Department of Human Services budget calls for $3 million for “Access to Reproductive Health Care.” 

The description of the line item is vague, but lawmakers question whether the grant represents a gift to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion operation. 

“The Governor appears to be trying to sneak in funding for an organization that performs and promotes the taking of innocent human life. This is appalling,” said Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, an affiliate of National Right to Life. 

The policy of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is to promote childbirth over abortion,” Gallagher added. “How can we trust that Pennsylvanians’ hard-earned tax dollars will be protected from abortion?” 

 Gallagher added, “Public opinion polls consistently show that Americans do not want tax dollars to be spent on organizations that perform abortion. We call on the state legislature to ensure that Pennsylvania taxpayer funds are protected from the abortion industry.”

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