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Pennsylvania's Heartbeat Bill Needs Our Help! -- Can you lend a hand?
We have good news and bad news...

The good news:  Pennsylvania's very own Heartbeat Bill (Senate Bill 378 and House Bill 904) has been introduced in the State Legislature, and with the Supreme Court's recent decision to allow Texas's Heartbeat Law to go into effect, there's never been a better time to take action on the issue of life with legislation like this!

The bad news:  Pennsylvania's bill has seen very little traction in the time since it's original introduction back in March, and with the legislative session slated to end in less than a month, time is running out to send this crucial legislation to the Governor's desk.

That's why we need your help as soon as possible!

Can we count on you to contact your State Legislators -- both in the Pennsylvania House and Senate -- and ask them to do everything in their power to ensure that the Heartbeat Bill advances through the legislative process before the Legislature adjourns on December 15th?

You can reach your State Legislators in one easy step using this simple contact form (see right) that we're making available here on LifeSite's Action Center.

With one click, your message will be sent directly to their offices without having to look up any contact details yourself.

Then, please SHARE this important information with your friends and family members to spread the word across Pennsylvania!

Both Senate Bill (SB) 378 and its companion legislation, House Bill (HB) 904, were first introduced in the State Legislature back in March, and are sponsored by Republican Senators Doug Mastriano and Judith Ward and Representative Stephanie Borowicz.

If passed and signed into law, these bills, much like the recently implemented Texas Heartbeat Law, would prevent the killing of any unborn child for whom a fetal heartbeat has been detected.

Per their text(s), a physician would be required to determine whether or not the unborn child's heartbeat can be heard before performing an abortion. If a heartbeat can be found, the physician would then be prohibited from proceeding with the abortion.

Current Pennsylvania law allows for an abortion to occur up until the 24th week of pregnancy, but if SB 378/HB 904 becomes law, this provision would effectively be abolished, making the detection of a fetal heartbeat the new standard for moving forward with the termination of a pregnancy -- and an innocent life.

Both SB 378 and HB 904 are concise and straightforward -- less than four full pages in length! -- and, while they wouldn't eliminate all abortions in Pennsylvania, estimates predict that abortions could be decreased by as much as 85% -- a huge step forward in the movement to completely end abortion in our commonwealth and across our country!

And even though liberal Governor Wolf would be likely to veto SB 378/HB 904, Republicans still hold a majority in both chambers of the State Legislature, making the passage of this legislation all the more possible. And with conservative, pro-life judges sweeping Pennsylvania's recent statewide judicial elections, moderate Democrats (and even lawmakers who identify as pro-choice) across the state would be wise to take note of what Pennsylvanians are prioritizing when they vote by lending their support to this important bill to protect life in the Keystone State.

However, neither bill has advanced beyond their assigned committees in their respective chambers, and time is running out to get them passed, so it's up to concerned citizens like YOU to convince them that SB 378 and HB 904 are worthy of their support.

So please, contact your State Legislators today, and stress the importance of protecting life in Pennsylvania by asking them to do everything in their power to advance and support SB 378/HB 904 before the end of the 2021 legislative session on December 15th.

Thank you!


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Learn more about SB 378 and read its full text HERE:  https://legiscan.com/PA/bill/SB378/2021

Learn more about HB 904 and read its full text HERE:  https://legiscan.com/PA/bill/HB904/2021
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