Tom Wolf on Abortion
Gov. Tom Wolf has repeatedly pledged to veto the legislation as soon as it reaches his desk. Wolf has taken a personal role in advocating against the legislation, holding events with activists, doctors & women who had late-term abortions that would be restricted if the bill becomes law.
Wolf thinks the bill goes against the state's values. "We were founded by William Penn, on the basis of freedom of conscience. We attracted people from all over the world, based on the idea that they could make their own, most personal decisions. Making sure that women continue to have the right to make their own decisions, I think, is right in line with that tradition," Wolf said. "
Legislative outcome: HB77 passed Senate, 32-18-0 on Feb. 8
Tom Wolf is proud to stand with women in Pennsylvania who are fighting backwards legislation signed into law by Governor Corbett that restricts a woman's right to make her own personal health care decisions.
As governor, Tom will work every day to protect fundamental rights, and make sure that women and their families have access to safe, affordable, and high-quality health care options.
It's not fair for the government to try to tell a woman what health care choices she can make. Tom supports a woman's right to choose.