PITTSBURGH -The PA Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Allegheny Reproductive Health Center v. PA Department of Human Services. The state’s abortion industry is attempting to circumvent the legislative process and mandate that tax dollars be used to pay for elective abortions. Retired PA Superior Court Judge Cheryl Allen, who is Of Counsel with PA Family Institute, says, “The abortion industry is attempting to force all Pennsylvanians to underwrite ending innocent lives through abortion. A ruling in the abortion industry’s favor would present Planned Parenthood and the industry with an influx of money that would boost its influence over Harrisburg and marketing of abortion.” Commonwealth Court ruled against the abortion industry on March 26, 2021, but the industry appealed to the PA Supreme Court. The lawsuit is asking the court not only to strike down the statutory law regarding abortion funding through Medicaid, but also to declare a right to an abortion in the state constitution. If the state Supreme Court rules in favor of the abortion industry, PA could lose existing health protections for mothers and pre-born children. Moreover, citizens would be forced to fund elective abortions with their tax dollars.