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November 01, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Gov. Wolf Reaffirms Vow to Veto Heartbeat Bill at Rally in Support of Women's Reproductive Rights

Governor Tom Wolf, joined by legislators, advocates and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, vowed to veto the so-called heartbeat bill and any legislation that restricts women's reproductive rights.

"Today I am reaffirming my commitment to keeping Pennsylvania a place where women make their own health decisions," Gov. Wolf said. "Politicians should not be in a doctor's office. Make no mistake about it, while the General Assembly cleverly names anti-health care choice bills things like 'Heartbeat Bill,' this is an attack on women’s personal freedoms, personal choice, and personal liberties."



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf smiles with Rep. Mary Jo Daley, center left, and Rep. Mary Isaacson, center right, before a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Mary Isaacson speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Larry Farnese speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Larry Farnese speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Mary Jo Daley speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Rep. Leanne Krueger speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Deborah Minkoff, who serves on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ashley Lenker White, executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt speaks about her decision to have an abortion during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Deborah Minkoff, who serves on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Larry Farnese speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Mary Jo Daley speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17556_GOV_Heartbeat_Bill_NK_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a rally against the Heartbeat Bill and in support of women's reproductive rights inside Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, November 1, 2019.