Bizzarro supports legislation to protect women from abortion prosecution
Bill would prohibit other states from using PA resources to prosecute abortion
HARRISBURG, Nov. 15 – The Pennsylvania House passed H.B. 1786 Wednesday, a bill that would prohibit states from using Pennsylvania resources to prosecute their residents for traveling to Pennsylvania to access reproductive health care. Following the vote, House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) issued this statement:
“Today, I proudly voted for a bill prohibiting our courts from cooperating with states that have outlawed abortion in prosecuting its own residents who traveled to Pennsylvania to receive reproductive healthcare services. Those states would not be able to utilize resources from Pennsylvania courts and law enforcement agencies to litigate civil and criminal actions involving abortion.”
“Abortion is legal here in Pennsylvania, and that’s the way it should be. I want anyone who lives in a state with restricted abortion access to know that you can come to Pennsylvania to access reproductive health care without the fear of punishment from our commonwealth or your home state.”
House Bill 1786 now heads to the Senate for consideration.