HARRISBURG – Sen. Scott Martin (R-13) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:
“The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs case stated that authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.
Pennsylvania does not have any “trigger law” that would automatically ban abortion, so the current laws in Pennsylvania are still in effect.
Our current governor has vetoed many common sense abortion laws the General Assembly has advanced. This includes legislation like my Down Syndrome Protection Act that prohibited abortions based solely on a potential Down Syndrome diagnosis, legislation that prohibited abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, as well as outlawing the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortions.
Passing further abortion laws will not be easy, but we must continue the fight for the sanctity of life, which is now more critical than ever. Even today, abortion advocates have a huge court case in Pennsylvania Courts that claims there is not only a right to an abortion in our State Constitution, but that there is a right for taxpayers to have to fund abortions. I look forward to continuing to advance the cause of protecting life and being a voice for the voiceless.”
Contact: Terry Trego – 717-787-6535