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Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Protecting Out-of-State Patients Seeking Abortions in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Protecting Out-of-State Patients Seeking Abortions in Pennsylvania | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

As some states move to restrict or ban abortion following last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is looking to protect out-of-state individuals seeking the procedure in the commonwealth.

Wolf — a Democrat and former Planned Parenthood volunteer — signed an executive order on Tuesday ensuring that non-Pennsylvania residents may come to the commonwealth for an abortion and other reproductive health care services without fear of being arrested or detained at the request of another state. The order also ensures that those who helped facilitate travel or assisted with the procedure may not face prosecution unless their actions violate state law, which legalizes abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

“Here in Pennsylvania, I will not stand for this attack on women and pregnant people,” Wolf said in a statement. “By signing this executive order, I am affirming that individuals seeking and providing reproductive health services are safe in the commonwealth from discipline and prosecution.”

 

johnmacknewtown's insight:

 

If far-right Mastriano is elected Governor, you can kiss this executive order good-bye and say hello to orders removing many more rights! 

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