Democrats in Pennsylvania just cleared the first hurdle to becoming a sanctuary state for abortions

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The Supreme Court’s decision last June to overturn Roe v. Wade sent the abortion lobby into overdrive.

Pro-abortion radicals are determined to help women skirt the laws in states that ban abortions.

And Democrats in Pennsylvania just cleared the first hurdle to becoming a sanctuary state for abortions.

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, states like Florida, Wyoming, Utah, Iowa, and many others went to work protecting the lives of unborn babies by passing laws banning abortions.

At the same time Pro-Life legislators are working to save babies, Democrats are looking for ways to help women get around Pro-Life laws.

In states with Pro-Life laws on the books, Democrat prosecutors are promising not to enforce the laws against abortion.

The abortion lobby is also fighting against efforts by Pro-Life Attorney Generals to charge residents who travel out of state to get an abortion.

In Alabama, the Attorney General announced that anyone who helps a woman travel out of state to get an abortion will also be charged with conspiracy.

But Democrats in Pennsylvania are hoping to make the Keystone State a sanctuary for women seeking an abortion.

Abortion is legal for up to 24 weeks in Pennsylvania.

And in the wake of the Dobbs decision, abortion mills in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, saw steep increases in appointments by women from nearby states where abortion was illegal.

At least 16 states have adopted laws seeking to protect abortion access since last year. 

And a bill just passed the Democrat-controlled State House that would prevent public officials in Pennsylvania from cooperating with authorities from other states with laws that block residents from traveling out of state for an abortion.

“A bill seeking to protect those who travel to Pennsylvania to get abortions by barring public officials from cooperating with authorities in other states that criminalize the practice advanced Wednesday through the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives,” Fox News reported. “The legislation passed 117-86.”

Mary Jo Daley of Montgomery County, the sponsor of the legislation in the House, said its purpose was to send a message “that Pennsylvania will not be bullied by these states and their attempts to control other people’s bodies.”

“I strongly believe that Pennsylvania must continue to pass policies that protect access to abortion and other critical reproductive health care services that people across our nation need and deserve,” she said.

Republican Representative Charity Grimm expressed concerns over the constitutionality of the legislation.

“Everybody in this room swore an oath to uphold the Constitution,” she said. “If you vote in the affirmative on this bill, regardless of your position on abortion, you are ignoring your oath,” she continued. “You’re throwing that oath in the trash can, and I refuse to do that.”

Even though the bill passed the House with the support of 16 Republicans, the GOP controls the State Senate in Pennsylvania, giving Pro-Lifers a chance to rally against the bill.

But this legislation only shows the lengths Democrats are willing to go to keep the abortion mills running full speed in America.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.