Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf shows his signature to Veto a law passed to limit the Republican-controlled legislature, abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy on top of City Hall in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed a bill on Monday that would have added more restrictions on abortions in the state.
The bill, the limit would be, had exceeded abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, in the Republican-controlled legislature.
Wolf, a supporter of abortion, has called the bill “a disingenuous and brazen attempt to pass the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country.”
Wolf told a crowd at Philadelphia City Hall “This law is an attempt to criminalize the choices that women need to be allowed to care about their own health.”
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf puts a Veto against a law passed to limit the Republican-controlled legislature, abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy on top of City Hall in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
The statements of the main function is called, for a ban on elective abortions after 20 weeks of a pregnant woman, the last menstrual period, compared to 24 weeks in the current law.
The 20-week limit would have kept in place exemptions in existing legislation for the life of the mother or welfare in danger, but there are no exceptions for rape, incest or fetal abnormalities. Nineteen States have a similar ban, according to the nonprofit research group Guttmacher Institute.
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State Sen., Michelle Brooks, the Sponsor of the bill, said she was disappointed that Pennsylvania “will be unable to protect themselves, so many babies in the future, know the never the joy of life.” She noticed that a baby can survive outside the womb before 24 weeks due to advances in technology, and she argues that the laws catch up.
The American Congress of obstetricians and gynecologists reported that the delivery prior to 23 weeks of the pregnancy, usually to the death.
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Planned Parenthood said that the proposed abortion law would be the strictest in the United States
The bill would have also said, effectively, dilation and evacuation is prohibited, the most common method of second trimester abortion opponents. Brooks argues that the bill does not ban the procedure, but the fetus must first be injected by saline solution, to the cause of his death. It 1,588 dilation and evacuation abortions in Pennsylvania in the year 2015, according to state statistics.
The American Congress of obstetricians and gynecologists says there is no evidence that the induction of fetal death makes second-trimester abortions safer and opponents have raised the question of whether such an injection makes it less safe for the mother.
The bill was opposed by the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Pennsylvania, the American Congress of obstetricians and gynecologists.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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