- "Please pass House Bill 818, which would prohibit insurance providers that participate in the insurance exchanges created by the federal health care reform law from covering elective abortion services.
"Currently no tax dollars are used for elective abortions anywhere in Pennsylvania. HB 818 guarantees that the taxpayer supported plans in the federal government's new health insurance exchange are in line with this long-standing policy.
"HB 818 passed the House on April 23. It is now the Senate's turn to take up this important legislation.
"Please represent me by passing HB 818 without amendment!"