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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 24, 2022 02:21 PM
From: Representative Melissa L. Shusterman
To: All House members
Subject: Funding Women’s Healthcare and Defunding Deceptive Organizations
Since the 1990s, Pennsylvania has provided taxpayer money to crisis pregnancy centers.  Crisis pregnancy centers are organizations that purport to provide medical services to pregnant women but instead engage in deceptive practices to prevent women from having abortions.
I am introducing a legislative package that seeks to rectify this issue by ending the practice of funding these organizations and using those funds for family planning organizations that actually meet women’s health needs, including those that provide abortions. 
Women deserve an honest, full set of options and services when they turn for help when managing their pregnancy.  Please join me in co-sponsoring these bills to make Pennsylvania a state that supports, not tricks, pregnant women.

Document #1

Introduced as HB2626

Description: Document #1
End funding for crisis pregnancy centers
Bans funding to crisis pregnancy centers and removes other restrictions on family planning providers.

Document #2

Introduced as HB2629

Description: Document #2
Allow full pregnancy health funding
Allows the expenditure of public funds for abortions.

Document #3

Introduced as HB2628

Description: Document #3
Remove unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers
Removes restrictions on public funds for abortions and related activities, as well as restrictions on entities performing abortions.

Document #4

Introduced as HB2627

Description: Document #4
Provide funding to family planning providers
Allocates money to the Department of Human Services to give to family planning providers, including entities that provide abortions.