“This legislation is a disingenuous and bald-faced attempt to create the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country,” Wolf said.
SB3 would ban abortions after 20 weeks, without exceptions for rape, incest, health of the mother, or anomalies in the child.
“This legislation is an attempt to criminalize the decisions that women make about their own health care, and this legislation destroys health care options for victims of the horrors of rape and incest. For these reasons, I am vetoing this bill today,” Wolf said.
Wolf vetoed the bill in Philadelphia City Hall with Mayor Jim Kenney, local legislators and officials, and advocates for women’s reproductive rights.
“I fully support the Governor’s decision to veto this bill. The state should not be telling women—particularly women who became pregnant by rape or incest—that they don’t have the right to decide what to do with their body,” Kenney said.