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AB-America-Header documents the anti-abortion rights records of 30 PA Republicans

The PA Republicans Trying To Slash (Even More) Constitutional Abortion Rights

Jul 12, 2022

Late last week, in the middle of the night, Pennsylvania Republicans in the General Assembly introduced a proposed amendment to the state constitution stating that the document does not “grant the right to taxpayer-funded abortion or any other right relating to abortion.”

The amendment would make it easier for Pennsylvania Republicans — especially with majorities in both chambers, and Doug Mastriano as governor — to pass extreme abortion bans in the Commonwealth. Slashing constitutional protections would make it more difficult for Pennsylvanians to win legal fights against those bans.

In response, American Bridge 21st Century has expanded its abortion rights-focused opposition research hub, Repro-Files.comto include thirty members of or candidates for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The organization had previously published a comprehensive guide to Republican gubernatorial candidate Mastriano’s record on abortion rights, which remains free and available on the website.

“If we want to defend abortion rights in Pennsylvania, we need to make sure that voters know just how extreme their state legislators are — and the lengths they will go to control Pennsylvanians’ bodies,” said Jessica Floyd, president of American Bridge 21st Century. “American Bridge is committed to shining light on these Republicans’ dangerous and radically unpopular views, and holding these legislators accountable in November. Our rights and our democracy are at stake.”

Research on these Pennsylvania Republicans — and their extremist views on abortion rights — is now available at


Bud Cook

Eric Davanzo

Sheryl Delozier

Rico Elmore

Joe Emrick

Valerie Gaydos

Doyle Heffley

Timothy Hennessey

Cindy Kirk

Andrew Kuzma

Abby Major

Jim Marshall

Rob Mercuri

Natalie Mihalek

Don Nevills

F. Todd Polinchock

Ryan Porupski

Christopher Quinn

Stephen Schlauch

Todd Stephens

Jim Struzzi

K.C. Tomlinson

Ted Tomson

Craig Williams


Michele Brooks

Dean Browning

Chris Gebhard

Lori Mizgorski

Kristin Phillips-Hill

Robert Tomlinson

Published: Jul 12, 2022 | Last Modified: Aug 29, 2022

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