Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf had a strong reaction tothat would almost entirely in across the country. In a video posted on Twitter, Wolf condemned proposals that "seek to put a politician in between a woman and her doctor."
"I just want you to know, that if a such bill were to ever come to my desk, I would veto it," Wolf said in the video. In the caption to the video, Wolf said he was "appalled by legislation in Alabama, Georgia, and even here in Pennsylvania that limits a woman's right to choose."
"I'll veto any anti-choice bill that lands on my desk. I won't let our commonwealth go backward on reproductive rights," Wolf, a Democrat, wrote.
A bill that would outlaw abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was recently passed in the Pennsylvania House, CBS Pittsburgh reports. A similar bill died in the state Senate last year. Wolf also vetoed a 2017 bill that would have criminalized abortion after 20 weeks.
Wolf's stance was the opposite of that taken by Republican governors in a handful of states who have signed, or promised to sign, abortion bans into law.
So-called "heartbeat bills," like those signed recently inand , would ban abortion after about six weeks. On Wednesday, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood filed a .
a bill Wednesday that would impose criminal penalties on doctors who performed abortions, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. And legislation that would ban abortions after eight weeks, with exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
Supporters of the bans — which are certain to face court challenges and are not yet in effect in any state — hope the Supreme Court will eventually uphold them and overturn, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion.