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Pa. Medicaid abortion case heads to state Supreme Court

BY: - October 14, 2021

If the lawsuit were to succeed in removing the ban on Medicaid-covered abortions, Pennsylvania would join a list of more than a dozen states that already cover abortions through Medicaid, including neighboring states New Jersey and New York.

How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S.

BY: - October 14, 2021

The case has implications for Pa., where abortion rights are a key issue in the 2022 race for governor

U.S. Supreme Court schedules Dec. 1 oral arguments in major abortion case

BY: - September 20, 2021

The nation’s top court announced in May that it would take up the Mississippi case. Since that announcement, the justices also voted in a 5-4 decision against preventing a more-strict Texas law from taking effect.

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5 facts anti-abortion activists get wrong | Trish Zornio

BY: - September 15, 2021

Misinformation on basic biology has led to bad policy for pregnant people.

How Pa. lawmakers, elected officials, and U.S. Senate hopefuls reacted to Texas abortion ban

BY: - September 1, 2021

This story was updated at 9:41 a.m. on 9/2/21 with additional comments. A Texas law that would ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy went into effect Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to act on an emergency request to stop it, the New York Times and other news organizations reported. It is […]

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GOP lawmakers are wrong, vaccines and abortions save lives | Opinion

BY: - September 1, 2021

The track record of the Republican caucuses in the Legislature ... shows that they are anti-science and anti-public health.

Pa. House approves legislation to mandate disposal of fetal remains

BY: - June 9, 2021

In a statement, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates called the bills “cruel and dangerous.”

‘We have an obligation’: House Republicans advance bills to restrict reproductive health, expand gun rights

BY: and - May 25, 2021

The opening salvoes of the 2022 culture wars sounded in committee rooms of the Republican-controlled chamber on Tuesday.

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Roe v. Wade gave people who can get pregnant a choice about having children. Here’s how that changed their lives | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2021

Roe v. Wade greatly improved the lives of generations of women across the U.S. in the last decades of the 20th century and early in the 21st.

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The pandemic proves why Pa. needs to update its tele-health laws | Opinion

BY: - August 14, 2020

Ask your lawmakers to ensure our community can safely and routinely see our healthcare professionals, whether in person or in a virtual format.

Despite transparency and privacy concerns, anti-abortion group continues to receive taxpayer dollars

BY: - July 10, 2020

At issue is whether Harrisburg-based Real Alternatives, which bills itself as “empowering women for life,” when it comes to their reproductive choices, has shared protected medical information, and misused taxpayer money to expand its operations in two other states. 

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s four liberal judges in striking down Louisiana abortion law

BY: - June 29, 2020

Enacted in 2014 by the Louisiana state Legislature, the law would have required physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.