At a debate last week, all four leading contenders in the GOP primary vowed to outlaw abortion — some without any exceptions for rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk.
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PENNSYLVANIA — Last night, POLITICO reported that the conservative majority on the Supreme Court has voted to strike down abortion rights, meaning the next Governor of Pennsylvania will determine whether abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania.
Governor Wolf vetoed “one of the strictest abortion laws” in 2017 and has pledged to veto anti-abortion legislation again if it reaches his desk. Attorney General Josh Shapiro has also pledged to protect reproductive rights — but the Republicans running for Governor want to outlaw abortion outright.
Last week, at a debate, all four leading Republican candidates vowed to ban abortion if elected — two of them even said they are opposed to any exceptions in the cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk. In case you missed it, here are the Republican candidates in their own words:
Dave White: “I believe in the sanctity of life. And I would be a governor that would protect life. […] I would not have any exceptions. I would certainly work down to no exceptions at all.”
Doug Mastriano: “This is a national catastrophe. And so we’re going to move with alacrity, with speed on the heartbeat bill. […] I don’t give a way for exceptions either.”
Lou Barletta: “I have a 100% voting record for life. I have been pro life in every, every opportunity I have. As a governor, I would sign any bill that comes to my desk that would protect the life of the unborn.”
Bill McSwain: “I am strongly pro life. I will be a pro life governor. There will be seats at the table in my administration for pro life voices. I’ve received the highest rating of the Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation.”
If one of these Republicans wins, they have all said they will support a near total abortion ban in Pennsylvania. Both Doug Mastriano and Lou Barletta have co-sponsored 6 week abortion bans, and McSwain and White have promised to sign these bills if they’re Governor.