Sunday, January 3, 2016

One More Chance to Defund Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania

From Ted Meehan
Pro-Life Union of Delaware County

Just at this time, the legislature is preparing a "Fiscal Code" which governs the manner in which appropriations may be spent. We have been lobbying for "Priorities" language to be included in the Fiscal Code - specifically to give preference to Hospitals, community health centers, and others who provide non-controversial women's healthcare services - before any abortion provider is eligible to receive public funds. This language would have the effect of defunding Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

At one point, this language was included in both House & Senate versions, but was pulled.

Wolf doesn't want the Priorities. The Senate wants to delete that language before voting on the new Fiscal Code (FC). But that FC has not been introduced in either chamber - and won't until sometime next week.

Our hope is to encourage emails and phone calls to legislators in both chambers - but primarily to Leadership: House Speaker Turzai, Leader Reed, Senate President Pro Tem Scarnati, and Leader Corman.

It is essential that the GOP Leadership hears from the grassroots  - that ANY budget deal must 


Senator Joe Scarniati (President Pro-Tem of Senate) (570) 724-5231 
Senator Jake Cormen (Senate Majority Leader) (814) 355-0477 
Rep. Mike Turzai (Speaker of the House) (412) 369-2230 
Rep. Dave Reed (House Majority Leader) (724) 465-0220 
Rep. Bill Adolph (Chairman of Appropriations Committee) (717) 787-1248

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