Invasive and dangerous attacks on abortions rights are now considered part of the normal political process and I’ve had enough.
In the first six months of 2011, Pennsylvania lawmakers spent 30% of their days at the Capitol working on legislation to restrict abortion. The legislature’s interest in abortion bills is not just irresponsible it is also unprecedented. Before 2011 the Pennsylvania Sate legislature has not voted on bills restricting access to abortion since the early 1990s.
The Pennsylvania Sate legislature, which has not conducted a vote on any bill restricting abortion access in the entirety of my lifetime, is ignoring pressing economic problems in favor of spending their precious time limiting the right to a safe and legal abortion.
This summer, when benefits were being cut while the recovery is helping men disproportionately, the legislature wasted time that they could have used to create a more equitable budget on Senate Bill 732 and House Bill 574. The outcome of the legislature’s dangerous focus on abortion was that necessary programs like adultBasic were cut and a bill restricting abortion is primed to pass when the legislature comes back in the fall. I’ve had enough.
Join me at the rally on September 27th to tell legislators why you’ve had enough and be sure to share the video with your friends and family!