Many women in Pennsylvania are thankful that the state House had the foresight to pass House Bill 1948, a common-sense piece of legislation that bans brutal dismemberment abortions and changes the legal cutoff for abortions from six to five months.
A statewide poll last year found 64 percent of Pennsylvania women support a dismemberment ban, which forbids babies being torn limb by limb from their mothers’ wombs.
A group of OB-GYNs noted that banning dismemberment abortions will actually improve the health of women, since late-term abortions are particularly dangerous.
For the sake of both women and their children, the state Senate should take swift action on this important bill.
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The writer is legislative director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.