05-10-2022 – Statement from Democrats for Life of Pennsylvania supporting overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and opposing passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act

In light of Senator Bob Casey Jr.’s comments regarding voting in favor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, we wanted to send out a message to set the record straight.

Democrats for Life of Pennsylvania supports all measures that will bring an end to abortion in this country in all fashions. This includes overturning Roe v. Wade, bans on abortion at the state level, funding for prenatal care for babies, increased actual healthcare coverage for pregnant mothers, and an increased social safety net. We do not believe that the latter has to come before the former, that abortifacients need to remain legal, or that Roe cannot be overturned without a greater social safety net.

We do not support the formerly-Pro-Life Senator Bob Casey’s justifications on why he thinks the Women’s Health Protection Act should be voted for in any capacity. And let this be known to all of our supporters, that Democrats for Life of Pennsylvania will never support Bob Casey Jr. for elected office in any capacity.

Abortion has no place in a developed, civil society. At Democrats for Life, we are comitted to, and will continue to promote the Whole Life message, regardless of what the Democratic leadership at the national, state, or local level says. We will sooner be chased out of party membership than change our beliefs. Gov. Bob Casey Sr. had the same mentality, and we can only honor his legacy by being just as steadfast in our beliefs.

We will continue to fight for the principles of the New American Compact until we are no longer able to.

–Christian Matozzo