abortion-access

‘Abortion absolutely is healthcare’: U.S. House panel told as GOP pursues nationwide ban

BY: - September 29, 2022

‘Who are you going to be?’ Kelsey Leigh, of Pittsburgh, asked lawmakers. ‘Will you sit in judgment of people who are pregnant without knowing them or their circumstances? Or will you listen … and be the compassion our country so desperately needs right now?’

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends the Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Report: Total abortion ban would deal $10B blow to Pa. economy | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 26, 2022

Low-income and pregnant people of color would be especially harmed, new research shows.

COMMENTARY

We must safeguard against Republican attacks on abortion rights | Capital-Star Letters

BY: - September 25, 2022

Abortion will always be a key part of comprehensive health care that people need to determine their bodily autonomy.

Overturning Roe sends approval of U.S. Supreme Court plummeting, Marquette poll finds

BY: - September 23, 2022

By Erik Gunn On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned a national right to abortion, public approval of the court has fallen dramatically and stayed there, a new national poll from Marquette Law School finds. In the new survey, 40 percent of respondents said they approved of how the court […]

‘Heartbroken and horrified’: state officials, advocates discuss abortion access in Pa.

BY: - September 21, 2022

As more than a dozen states have moved to ban or restrict access to abortion care following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Goulet said that it's important that Americans talk about what it is like to experience pregnancy in the U.S.

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

‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ that oppose abortion questioned by U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: - September 21, 2022

The centers collect sensitive data from patients, presenting troubling new complications as states move to increase penalties for abortions.

Democratic lawmakers, reproductive rights advocates rally in support of abortion access in Pa.

BY: - September 20, 2022

Just one day before Democratic lawmakers, physicians, and reproductive rights advocates gathered on the Capitol steps to support keeping abortion legal and accessible, thousands of anti-abortion proponents attended the Pennsylvania March for Life.

Thousands attend Pa. March for Life in first event since Roe’s reversal

BY: and - September 19, 2022

Busloads traveled to Harrisburg for the second March for Life, joining Republican lawmakers who have proposed anti-abortion legislation.

Philly Council members announce reproductive freedom platform

BY: - September 15, 2022

'Our city will always stand in defense of abortion access and reproductive rights,' Councilmember Helen Gym said.

‘We all have work to do’: Advocates voice opposition to Pa. amendment package

BY: - September 14, 2022

The five-part amendment package includes language to state that the Constitution does not guarantee any rights to abortion.

COMMENTARY
Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. voters deserve all the facts on those proposed constitutional amendments | Opinion

BY: - September 14, 2022

With abortion access and voting rights on the line, the Legislature needs to get way more transparent.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Supreme Court tells Wolf to bring abortion amendment challenge to Commonwealth Court

BY: - September 12, 2022

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday denied Gov. Tom Wolf’s request to hear his challenge of Republican-backed legislation that includes a proposal to amend the state constitution to say there is no right to abortion services in the commonwealth. The high court’s order left open the possibility for Wolf to bring its case to Pennsylvania  […]