Sen. Leach remains skeptical of Turzai abortion bill being enacted

Sen. Leach remains skeptical of Turzai abortion bill being enacted

During Wednesday's Senate Judiciary meeting, legislation by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) that would amend the Abortion Control Act to prohibit the abortion of a child due solely on a possible diagnosis of Down Syndrome, was passed along a party-line vote. 

During the meeting there was questioning and debate mostly led by Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) who spoke with The PLS Reporter after the meeting and explained why he has doubts about the bill.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Take a look at this week's video summary of three events from the week in under three minutes.

Friday, May 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video

Tweets of the Week - May 7, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, May 11, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Saccone introduces bill to ban abortion after heartbeat detected, shaving 18 weeks off current law

Saccone introduces bill to ban abortion after heartbeat detected, shaving 18 weeks off current law

Six months after floating a co-sponsor memo seeking support for a so-called heartbeat bill — which bans abortion if a doctor can detect a heartbeat from a fetus — Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) has officially introduced the legislation.

“I want to save baby lives,” Saccone said Wednesday. “I’m unashamedly pro-life. When the heartbeat is detected, there’s a baby in there.”

Wednesday, May 9, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Abortion bill, high school civics test pass House in afternoon votes

Abortion bill, high school civics test pass House in afternoon votes

The House passed one bill that drew fiery opposition and another that won nearly the entire chamber's support during session Monday.

The former, a bill to ban abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis, touched on a partisan wedge issue. The latter, having high school students take a civics test at some point before graduation, was a far easier sell.

Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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