Letters to the Editor

Senate should act on abortion bill

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.

Maria Gallagher

The writer is legislative director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.