PA SRCC: Governor’s Lawsuit Another Attempt to Stop the People of Pennsylvania From Having a Voice

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HARRISBURG, PA — PA SRCC Executive Director Cody Harbaugh offered the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to file a lawsuit against SB106:

“Whenever Governor Tom Wolf doesn’t get his way, he uses every means necessary to enhance his own power. This time, he’s using the courts to try and subvert the will of the voters. His lawsuit is another attempt to stop the people of the Commonwealth from weighing in on popular election reforms, taxpayer-funding of elective abortions, and regulatory reforms.

“Gov. Wolf and the Democrat Party are afraid to give voters a voice on these issues because they know their agenda is deeply unpopular. The people of Pennsylvania deserve a say, and Senate Republicans are working to give them a voice.”

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 106, also known as the No Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Amendment, would prohibit the use of state taxpayer dollars to fund abortions or any other related procedures. The amendment would also block any future attempts to establish a constitutional right to taxpayer-funded abortion in Pennsylvania. If allowed to move forward, the amendment would be placed on the ballot for voters to decide in the next statewide election.

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Supporters of the amendment argue that it is necessary to protect taxpayers from having to fund abortion procedures that they may morally oppose. Opponents argue that the amendment would unfairly restrict access to abortion and could have damaging consequences for women’s health and wellbeing.

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