Health Care

Local students and supporters taking part in a national walk-out for abortion rights in Philadelphia, PA on 5/26/22 (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus, for the Capital-Star).

Philadelphia students walk out for abortion rights

BY: - May 28, 2022

'It's very cool ...They’re not putting up with it anymore,' an onlooker said.

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Laurie Silver of Lafayette, Colorado takes in what remains of her cousin's condo in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire on December 31, 2021 in Louisville, Colo (Getty Images).

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2022

I’m a therapist. I’ve seen an increase in the stress my patients express about the state of our climate.

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Pa. residents recovering from substance use disorder deserve safe, supportive housing | Opinion

BY: - May 25, 2022

Everyone’s recovery journey is different; but for many, one of the critical stops following treatment is moving into a recovery house.

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Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents are at risk. Only lawmakers can fix it | Opinion

BY: - May 23, 2022

The plight of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents and their families must be a top priority this budget season.

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A nurse on understaffing and moral injury: ‘You were supposed to take care of me’ | Opinion

BY: - May 22, 2022

Health care is in a crisis. We are rapidly losing nurses unwilling to work in this dysfunctional environment.

Some states already are targeting birth control | Analysis

BY: - May 20, 2022

Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have attacked funding for IUDs and Plan B.

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We work with people with intellectual disabilities. Pa. needs to step up for us now | Opinion

BY: - May 20, 2022

We have asked for help for decades. Legislators have the opportunity now to fund our jobs adequately.

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Poll: Two-thirds of Americans back Roe, less likely to vote for abortion foes | Thursday Coffee

BY: - May 19, 2022

The new Quinnipiac survey is a warning for pols who want to restrict abortion rights.

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With costs rising, Pa. residents still need help from Washington and Harrisburg | Opinion

BY: - May 15, 2022

We came together during COVID-19 to take care of each other. Now's not the time to stop doing it.

Hundreds attend ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally in Harrisburg

BY: - May 14, 2022

With “bans off our bodies” as their rallying cry, organizers and lawmakers urged Pennsylvanians to voice opposition to a series of proposed restrictions on abortion circulating the Republican-controlled General Assembly and vote in the current election cycle.

‘Bans off our bodies’ rally planned for Pennsylvania, nationwide

BY: - May 13, 2022

The “Bans Off Our Bodies” event organized by Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood Keystone, and Planned Parenthood Western Pennsylvania will join nationwide efforts to defend abortion access on Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Capitol steps.

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Abortion rights advocates. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images).

If Roe is overturned, there’s no guarantee people can get abortions in liberal states | Opinion

BY: - May 13, 2022

In some of the states that aren’t expected to ban abortion, there are laws that mandate minors involve their parents before they can get an abortion.