Civil Rights & Social Justice

The Down syndrome abortion ban does nothing to protect women. That’s why I stood...

Considering these cases, the exorbitant legal fees similar lawsuits demanded, and the Speaker’s insistence that HB321 should be understood as a crime bill, it is only appropriate that HB321 be re-referred to the Judiciary Committee for the legal ramifications of this bill to be thoroughly considered.

#MeToo: Here’s what Americans had to say about their experiences and beliefs | Analysis

The U.S. needs to prioritize its prevention for the benefit of all, regardless of gender, a scholar suggests.

‘Well intentioned but impossible:’ Why critics say Marsy’s Law will undermine the rights of...

The constitutional amendment pins crime victims rights against the rights of the accused.

Here’s where Pa. falls short on protecting our due process rights | Opinion

This week on the Capital-Star, we're exploring the idea of due process and how it intersects with state government — from legislation to investigations of state lawmakers. Have a thought? Let us know at...

This is how we unleash the power of Latinx leadership | Opinion

Diversity and inclusion go both ways. Institutions must provide us with the same access to opportunities, and we must be prepared to step up and take on those roles for the sake of our communities.

New Jersey recognizes secular wedding celebrants under state law. Is Pennsylvania next?

Commonwealth statute regarding who can officiate a wedding — and legally sign a marriage certificate — is narrow and at the same time confusing.

Ramadan 2019: Why it’s called Ramadan – six questions about the holiday answered |...

There are many misunderstandings around Ramadan. A scholar explains the religious observance and its spiritual significance.

In Harrisburg, Breaking the Chainz is building a community | Anwar Curtis

Love your neighbor as yourself, and remember the right chain will never be broken.

We have to challenge injustice and hatred when we see it, or risk a...

Holocaust deniers and eliminationist white nationalists mask themselves as patriots and defenders of freedom.

GOP-controlled state House panel advances Down syndrome abortion ban

The House Health Committee voted along party lines Monday to advance a controversial proposal to ban abortions after an in-utero Down syndrome diagnosis.The panel voted 15-9 to approve legislation, sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk,...