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HARRISBURG, May 26, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Legislation to protect the vast majority of babies from abortion cleared the House Health Committee of the Pennsylvania legislature Tuesday, eliciting a veto threat from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA reports that one of the bills would effectively ban abortion if a preborn baby has a detectable heartbeat (as early as six weeks), with exceptions only for medical threats to the mother, and the other would ban abortions sought specifically because a baby was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

“Once again, members are working to pass anti-choice legislation that would undermine the doctor-patient relationship and limit an individual’s right to decide what happens to their body – including re-running appalling bills that I have vetoed in the past,” Wolf responded. “I will veto any anti-choice legislation that lands on my desk.”

Heartbeat laws, which take effect well before the Supreme Court’s “fetal viability” threshold, are generally not expected to ban abortion in the near term, because they are consistently enjoined by lawsuits from the abortion industry. Instead, states typically enact them in hopes of provoking a legal battle that would hopefully reach the nation’s highest court and instigate a review of Roe v. Wade, thereby potentially overturning decades of pro-abortion legal precedent and freeing the states to set their own abortion laws. 

Such a case, which pro-lifers hope the Court’s upcoming hearing about Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban will turn out to be, would present the biggest test yet of former President Donald Trump’s three appointees to the Court, and whether they will help comprise the majority needed to finally overturn Roe.

Meanwhile, it is a common practice around the world to abort preborn children specifically because of a Down’s diagnosis; the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates that abortion reduces the Down’s community in the United States by 30% – despite research finding that 99% of people with Down syndrome described themselves as “happy,” and only 4% of parents with children with Down’s expressed regret about having their children.

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House Democrats, in a strict party-line vote, recently passed legislation to conduct a massive federal overhaul of America’s elections and voting protocols, making the inconsistency, confusion, and funny business that plagued 2020 the new, permanent norm in our country.

The bill is called H.R. 1 (also known, ironically, as the “For the People” Act), and, if passed by the Democrat-controlled Senate, will mark the beginning of a once-in-a-generation transfer of power from the people of our country to its politicians.

That’s we must act NOW, and implore our U.S. Senators to vote against this dangerous legislation when it comes before them for a vote.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition asking all U.S. Senators to oppose H.R. 1 as a matter of national importance.

Democrat sponsors have attempted to promote H.R. 1 as a bill to expand voting rights in America, but, in reality, it is the exact opposite.

Among the 791-page bill’s provisions are the following:

  • Transfer of control over congressional elections from state governments to the federal government, even though the Constitution explicitly states that such authority belongs solely to states.
  • Automatic voter registration, which would require every state to add all eligible citizens to their voting rolls (unless they manually opt out) under the law. This would, additionally, shield illegal aliens who are automatically registered to vote from prosecution, without making an affirmative declaration about the status of their citizenship.
  • Mandatory early voting in all 50 states for at least 15 days prior to an actual election, as well as unlimited ballot harvesting and a 10-day deadline extension past an election for mail-in ballots to be received and processed.
  • Mandatory, nationwide mail-in voting, without any requirement that individuals provide a form of personal identification upon applying for their mail-in ballot. This would also require that those individuals who request a mail-in ballot be automatically registered to receive mail-in ballots in every election to follow.
  • Transfer of control over drawing congressional district maps from each individual state’s legislature to “independent” commissions – another power reserved, in the Constitution, for states specifically.
  • Federal funding of campaigns, which would use taxpayer dollars to match campaign contributions made by Americans citizens to candidates for federal office at a rate of 600% (you read that right – your money, being used to fund campaigns and candidates you may not support, nor even have the chance to actually to vote for).

And, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

If H.R. 1 passes the Senate and goes to Joe Biden’s desk, the American people may never participate in a free, open, and fair election ever again.

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'Here’s the anti-people agenda of HR 1 on election reform' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/heres-the-anti-people-agenda-of-hr-1-on-election-reform

'Democrats’ horrifying ‘For the People’ Act would supercharge vote fraud, end America' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/democrats-horrifying-for-the-people-act-would-supercharge-vote-fraud-end-america

'The Democrats’ ‘For the People’ Act would make it impossible to hold free and fair elections in America' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/democrats-are-pushing-the-for-the-people-act-in-attempt-to-make-impossible-to-hold-free-and-fair-elections-in-america

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Regardless, Republicans’ current majorities in the Pennsylvania Legislature are insufficient to deliver the two-thirds votes necessary to override the governor’s veto.

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