|Posted:||September 27, 2013 04:32 PM|
|From:||Representative Bryan Cutler and Rep. Bryan Barbin|
|To:||All House members|
|In the near future, we intend to introduce legislation to amend Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues, in abortion, further providing for prohibited acts by adding that any physician performing or inducing an abortion who does not have clinical privileges at a hospital which offers obstetrical or gynecological care located within 30 miles of the location at which the abortion is performed or induced shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor in the third degree.
This legislation is a response to protect the rights of women and unborn children from events such as those disclosed at the facility run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
This was previously HB 1314 of 2011 and those who had co-sponsored were as follows;
STERN, KULA, BAKER, HALUSKA, AUMENT, BOBACK, B. BOYLE, BURNS, CALTAGIRONE, CARROLL, CLYMER, D. COSTA, CREIGHTON, CUTLER, DeLUCA, FLECK, GALLOWAY, GEORGE, GINGRICH, HANNA, HARKINS, KOTIK, LAWRENCE, LONGIETTI, MATZIE, PETRARCA, READSHAW, SACCONE, SAINATO, SWANGER, TALLMAN AND HORNAMAN
Introduced as HB1762