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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: July 17, 2019 10:31 AM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Heartbeat Bill - Protecting the Rights of the Unborn
In the near future, I intend to introduce the following legislation, and I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor:

Heartbeat Bill – Protecting the Rights of the Unborn.

The right to life is the single most important issue of our lifetime, but it has been clouded by polarization and politicization. Using observable science and modern medicine as our guide to advance legislation on this sensitive issue – without being clouded by politics – is the best way forward.

The bottom line is that unborn children should be afforded the same justice and rights that are being advocated for all Pennsylvanians, especially with the majority of abortions in PA impacting our minority communities.

Overall, this legislation would shift the focus on abortion laws to protecting the baby.

My legislation will require physicians – before proceeding with an abortion – to determine whether the baby has a heartbeat. If the baby has a heartbeat, the abortion cannot be performed.

This legislation will honor the science that shows more than 90 percent of all pregnancies are viable when a heartbeat is detected.

I am partnering with State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz in introducing this important legislation. It is my hope that you join us in our quest to pass this bill.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Scot Pitzer in my office (717-787-4651).

Introduced as SB912