URGENT UPDATE: Save Pennsylvania Pregnancy Resource Centers!

August 14

Dear Friends,

Along with our allies at Pennsylvania Family, we have an urgent request for your help.

Shortly after signing his first ever budget, Governor Shapiro announced he would be terminating the Commonwealth’s 30-year contract with a network of pregnancy resource centers, mother’s homes, adoption agencies, and charities. We need your help to prevent this!

Pregnancy resource centers are an irreplaceable part of our communities – each year they provide tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians with millions of dollars’ worth of diapers, clothes, formula, parenting classes, and more. Approximately 60% of the women who come to pregnancy centers like Real Alternatives initially considering abortion choose to bring their baby to term. Also, 84% of women that have been previously pressured to abort choose to bring their baby to term.

This loss in millions in funding will result in more abortions and less support for women, babies, and families. Continued attacks on pregnancy resource centers hurt vulnerable women and line the pockets of the abortion industry.

While the Shapiro administration has already signed the basic state budget, the necessary fiscal codes, which direct budget appropriations, are still being negotiated. Your legislators need to know now, more than ever, how important pregnancy resource centers are.

Along with our friends at Pennsylvania Family, we urge you to tell your State Representatives and State Senator to do everything in their power to ensure pregnancy resource center are funded so they can continue their lifesaving work. The support they provide is absolutely critical to mothers and babies in our After Roe world—please join us in working to ensure life is protected and vulnerable mothers and provided for in Pennsylvania!

Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy