Governor Wolf and Rep. Krueger-Braneky Host Roundtable Discussion on Women’s Healthcare and Senate Bill 3

first_imgGovernor Wolf and Rep. Krueger-Braneky Host Roundtable Discussion on Women’s Healthcare and Senate Bill 3 Press Release,  Public Health,  Women’s Rights Swarthmore, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky joined advocates and medical professionals for a roundtable discussion to listen to stories and discuss the importance of protecting women’s healthcare. They also denounced the fast-tracking of Senate Bill 3 which would eliminate a woman’s right to make choices about her own health care in consultation with her doctor.“I want to thank the members of the General Assembly and advocates who have stood against this bill. Let me be clear: Should Senate Bill 3 reach my desk, I will veto it,” Governor Wolf said. “Pennsylvania will not play games with women’s healthcare in our Commonwealth. Simply put, this legislation severely limits women’s ability to make informed and timely decisions about their own health care options. That is not the place of government.”“Today’s personal stories from doctors, medical professionals and local women who have made the agonizing decision to have an abortion only reinforce what so many Pennsylvanians already know,” Krueger-Braneky said. “Senate Bill 3 is an anti-women’s health bill that will put women in harm’s way and insert politicians in a place we don’t belong – the very personal, private relationship between a doctor and their patient.”Senate Bill 3 proposes the most extreme restrictions on abortion in the country. It would ban abortions after twenty weeks except in the rarest of circumstances, leaving no exceptions for rape, incest, health or tragic fetal anomalies. The bill would also ban one of the safest methods of second trimester abortions, putting women at risk and taking crucial decisions about their medical care out of the hands of their trusted medical providers.The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed the bill, despite bi-partisan opposition, through committee and the floor in just three days with limited debate and no expert witnesses or public hearings. The bill now awaits action by the House of Representatives, where a similar version passed last session.Governor Wolf was joined today by women who have had to make devastating decisions about their pregnancies. If SB 3 were to be passed, women facing the same circumstances would be stripped of their right to make these personal, family decisions.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf February 23, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Malta-based striker eyes Flying Eagles call up

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Malta-based Nigerian rising star, Usman Mohammed, has expressed desire to star for national Under 20 team, also known as the Flying Eagles.The player, who just turned 18, a regular for Maltese Premiership side, Mosta FC, vowed to impact positively to the national team if an invitation is extended to him.“My game is improving daily since I joined Mosta FC and my coaches and fans are happy with what I have on offer. I believe I have what it takes to fight for shirt in the team. I know the qualities of the Nigerian players but often times lack utility player who can fill voids,” noted the 5ft, 11 inches striker.Mohammed, a former Rasonne FC of Lagos player, who have so far scored four goals in the Maltese Premier League revealed that he has turned down offers from countries who are seeking for his services, insisting that his target is to represent his fatherland at both the junior and senior levels.“I have received many offers which I have rejected. I did that because of the love for my fatherland and also knowing fully well that I started my career in Nigeria and my services will be more appreciated by my  country,” the player concluded.Tags: Mosta FClast_img read more

First Tropical System Develops in Gulf; No Threat to FL

first_imgA tropical system is already brewing in the Gulf, just as hurricane season officially starts.The National Hurricane Center says it is monitoring an area over the southern Bay of Campeche.They think the system could actually make landfall at some point, although far away from us.The low is bringing disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the Atlantic, and is forecast to start moving westward to west-northwestward across the southern Bay of Campeche. That track would have the system aiming toward Mexico’s east coast over the next few days, according to the NHC.Meteorologists put the low’s chances of developing into a tropical depression at 40 percent, if it stays over for the next day or so.Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.last_img read more