Gov. Tom Wolf visited Colmar, Montgomery County, on Friday, assuring those gathered there that he remains committed to upholding abortion rights, despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on the issue. Justin Backover reported on the appearance for WFMZ 69 News.
Wolf was there to remind constituents of his commitment to keep the procedure legal while in office. He cited his recent executive order that protects out-of-state women who come to the Commonwealth choosing to terminate pregnancies. These patients can neither be arrested nor detained at the request of the state from which they traveled.
“That order helps protect the doctors who provide essential medical services in Pa.,” the governor said. “And ensures the safety of Pennsylvanians and out-of-state visitors who seek medical care [here].”
Dr. Karen Feisullin, OBGYN with Jefferson Health–Abington, further explained the action, saying it “…also protects physicians and other healthcare providers caring for these patients and allows us to practice medicine without fear or prosecution and persecution.”
His appearance came a day after he filed a state General Assembly lawsuit to block a passed congressional amendment eliminating the right to an abortion.
The amendment is close to being brought to a vote in Pa., a development that, once residents make their decisions, cannot be vetoed.
More on Gov. Wolf’s recent visit to Montgomery County is at WFMZ 69 News.