Pennsylvania governor: ‘I’ll veto any anti-abortion bill that lands on my desk’

This Thursday, Pennsylvania’s Democratic Governor promised to veto any legislation that comes across his desk that seeks to ban abortion, according to a statement he posted to his official Twitter account.

“I’m appalled by legislation in Alabama, Georgia, and even here in Pennsylvania that limits a woman’s right to choose” Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted on Thursday, one day after Alabama’s GOP Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a bill banning nearly all abortions in her state.

“I’ll veto any anti-choice bill that lands on my desk. I won’t let our commonwealth go backward on reproductive rights,” he added.

Wolf’s tweet also included a video of him slamming the recent anti-choice bills that have popped up in states like Georgia and Alabama, in addition to his own state.

“I just want you to know, there are bills floating around different parts of the United States — Georgia, Alabama and even here in Pennsylvania — anti-choice bills that seek to place a politician between a woman and her doctor when it comes to one of the most important medical decisions she’s ever going to make,” Wolf said in the video.

“I just want you to know, that if such a bill were to come to my desk, I would veto it,” he added.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.