Protection of Life

Representative Metcalfe held a press conference to introduce the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priorities Act.

Life begins at conception and it is our government’s Constitutional duty to protect the rights of the born and unborn alike. Life is sacred and we must protect those who cannot protect themselves.

During previous legislative sessions, I have introduced the “Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priorities Act.” This legislation would ensure that taxpayer money goes to facilities that provide comprehensive women’s health care services, not to abortion-on-demand providers including Planned Parenthood.

As a member of the Pro-Life Caucus, we have sent multiple letters this year to further our effort in protecting the lives of unborn children.

• In April 2015, we sent a letter to Gov. Wolf about our concern with his nomination of Pedro Cortes for Secretary of the Commonwealth, as he failed to act after receiving multiple serious complaints as Secretary of the Commonwealth, regarding Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors.” A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

• In May 2015 the Pro-Life Caucus sent a letter to House Appropriations Chairman William Adolph, requesting that he consider changing the prioritization of state allocated funds for the delivery of healthcare in the Commonwealth because in past years Planned Parenthood has received higher priority compared to other health centers. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

• In August 2015 the Pro-Life Caucus sent a letter to PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale requesting that he conduct a thorough review of the financial records of Planned Parenthood affiliates in the Commonwealth. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

Notable Quotables

“Pro-life, pro-choice, undecided or indifferent, the majority of Pennsylvania taxpayers do not support their tax dollars being used to further the practice of abortion on demand,” said Representative Metcalfe.

“If we as a society are to succeed in encouraging more women and couples to make the compassionate choice of offering the gift of life, we must stop funding Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars, ” said Representative Metcalfe.