Our Senator, Guy Reschenthaler, is championing Senate Bill 3 for which he would like to garner support from constituents.
SB 3 adds language to the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes on Crimes and Offenses to clearly define “dismemberment abortion” as the “act of knowingly and purposefully causing the death of an unborn child by means of dismembering the unborn child and extracting the unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors and similar instruments” and seeks to prohibit this practice.
The bill also adds requirements for the woman upon whom the abortion is to be performed to engage in private, in-person medical consultation with a physician unless medical urgency precludes sufficient time for such a consultation with the mother’s life being at risk.
With the exception of risk of mortality or irreversible impairment of major bodily function of the mother, abortion of an unborn child is prohibited after 20 weeks of gestation (reduced from 24 weeks).
Finally, for the purposes of public medical health knowledge and the Commonwealth’s interest in protecting the unborn child, physicians will be required to submit reports on each abortion performed. Personally identifiable information of the ...