Gov. Wolf vetoes the plan to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Pennsylvania

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Wolf says Senate Bill 3 is "an attempt to pass the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country."

The measure would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, except in the rarest of circumstances.

Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel of Pennsylvania Family Institute, says "it's hard for me to comprehend children being intentionally ripped apart - literally - in the womb while our finest children's hospitals are providing anesthesia and life-saving surgeries to babies in the womb."

20-week abortion bans with varying exceptions have been enacted in over 20 states.