Planned Parenthood’s political arm ramps up ad campaign focused on Pa. Supreme Court race
The political arm of reproductive rights organization Planned Parenthood is ramping up its ad campaign focused on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court election, making its largest investment ever in a state Supreme Court race. Planned Parenthood Votes announced it was expanding last month’s digital campaign and adding a seven-figure television ad buy. “Erased” will run across […]
Fetterman, Dean introduce bill to let sexual violence survivors defer student loan payments
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Fetterman and U.S. Rep Madeleine Dean on Wednesday introduced legislation that would defer student loan payments for survivors of sexual violence who withdraw from school to seek treatment. “After going through horrific trauma like harassment, stalking, or assault, survivors deserve the time to heal — and if they’re in school and […]
Dangers and deaths around Black pregnancies ‘completely preventable’ health crisis
By Sandy West HOUSTON — Tonjanic Hill was overjoyed in 2017 when she learned she was 14 weeks pregnant. Despite a history of uterine fibroids, she never lost faith that she would someday have a child. But, just five weeks after confirming her pregnancy, and the day after a gender-reveal party where she announced she […]
U.S. Justice Department asks Supreme Court to take up abortion pill case
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the abortion pill should remain on the market after two lower courts issued differing opinions about its use. The case, Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will likely be the second time the conservative-leaning Supreme […]
Pregnant workers have new protections. Here’s what to expect from your boss.
Almost two months after workplace accommodations for pregnant workers became law, the rules surrounding what employers can and cannot do have yet to be finalized — but that doesn’t mean the protections are not in place. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s proposed regulations are expected to offer more clarity once finalized, but workers can still […]
Planned Parenthood focusing on Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court race in new ad
The ad campaign, launched on Thursday by Planned Parenthood Votes, the political committee established by Planned Parenthood in 2010, attacks Republican candidate Carolyn Carluccio, who is running against Democrat Daniel McCaffery for the seat left vacant after the death of Justice Max Baer last September.
Abortion pill to stay on the market until U.S. Supreme Court ruling after appeals court order
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday the abortion pill can stay on the market, but it agreed with a lower court that ultimately use should revert to prescribing and dosage instructions that were in place before 2016 That appeals court ruling will immediately be put on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court decides […]
More out-of-state patients seeking abortion care in Pennsylvania, providers say
“What we're now seeing from our Republican colleagues are attempts to change the rules when it comes to democracy when they don't like the results that they're seeing,” Venkat said. “It goes to what type of country we're going to be and what type of democracy we're going to have.”
Ohio voters reject Issue 1 constitutional amendment changes, the Associated Press projects
Ohio voters have rejected state Issue 1, which sought to make it harder for voters to pass constitutional amendments, the Associated Press has projected. The full counting of unofficial results is ongoing, but the AP has officially projected that the “No” side has won. As of 9:30 p.m., with half of precincts counted statewide, the […]
As Ohio votes on ballot threshold, western Pa. abortion providers brace for influx of patients
“We believe Ohioans will resoundingly vote in favor of reproductive freedom in November, like voters [in] nearly every other state that has had abortion on the ballot since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade,” Espinoza said.
Ohio voters are deciding if it’s too easy to pass ballot measures. Other states are watching.
CLEVELAND — Ohioans over the last century have used the state’s ballot initiative process to pass constitutional amendments that raised the minimum wage, integrated the National Guard and removed the phrase “white male” from the constitution’s list of voter eligibility requirements. Now, lawmakers want to make it much tougher for an initiative to be approved. […]
Shapiro terminates state funding for Real Alternatives anti-abortion centers in Pa.
Real Alternatives, a Pennsylvania-based organization that supports and partners with anti-abortion centers to dissuade pregnant people from seeking abortion care, has received state funding for 30 years.