Gov. Corbett should carefully consider the consequences and refuse to sign legislation that would roll back women's ability to obtain safe abortions.
Before it adjourned for the holidays, the state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that goes too far in tightening regulations on abortion clinics. Supporters say the measure will prevent more travesties such as the deaths of unborn babies that led to murder charges against Kermit Gosnell, the operator of a Philadelphia abortion clinic.
Bad clinics that recklessly endanger the health of women and the lives of unborn children should be closed immediately. But that is not the true motivation behind this legislation. This bill represents a blatant attempt to shut down even those abortion clinics that have operated safely and without incident for years.