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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: June 27, 2016 04:08 PM
From: Representative Steven J. Santarsiero
To: All House members
Subject: Repeal of Ambulatory Surgical Facility Requirements for Abortion Facilities (Act 122 of 2011)
In the near future I will introduce legislation to repeal Act 122 of 2011, which required abortion providers in Pennsylvania to comply with the same requirements as Pennsylvania's "Ambulatory Surgical Facilities."

Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in Whole Women's Health vs. Hellerstedt that the Ambulatory Surgical Facility requirement in Texas is an unconstitutional burden on women's access to abortion. This ruling affects Act 122 of 2011 as it is substantially similar to the law struck down in Texas. Therefore, I offer this new bill to repeal that requirement, bringing Pennsylvania law in compliance with the requirements and limitations of the United States Constitution.

If you have questions about this legislation, please contact Patrick Grill, at pgrill@pahouse.net or 717-772-0744.

Introduced as HB2332