Governor threatens to veto abortion bill

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A bill that would tighten restrictions on women seeking to send pregnancies in Pennsylvania was passed by House lawmakers Tuesday afternoon.

House Bill 1948 would ban abortions after 20 weeks, or five months, of gestational growth.  The current limit is 24 weeks.

Governor Tom Wolf has already threatened to vote the bill should it pass.  His office released the following statement:

“This legislation would be a step backwards for women and for Pennsylvania. If it passes the house, I urge the Senate to reject it. If this legislation reaches my desk, I will veto it. This is a bad bill for Pennsylvania and we cannot afford to allow it to go forward.”

Here is a link to the full press conference:

The bill now moves on for a vote in the Senate.

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