abortion-access

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.

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New Planned Parenthood ad hits Pa. senators over telemed bill restricting abortion access | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 19, 2020

(*Updated at 9:54 a.m., 5/19/20, to include comment from the campaign of Democratic state Senate hopeful George Scott) Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The political wing of Planned Parenthood says it’s launching a six-figure digital and mail campaign, taking a trio of targeted Republican state senators to task for their votes in favor of a bill expanding access […]

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Ahead of SCOTUS arguments: Real religious freedom means letting people make their own decisions | Opinion

BY: - May 6, 2020

How this case is decided has the potential to damage people’s access to birth control, and it could open the door for bosses and school administrators to restrict coverage and access to other critical health care.

Wolf says he will veto telemedicine bill that constrains access to abortion

BY: - April 21, 2020

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has made telemedicine essential, GOP lawmakers hope Wolf will swallow his hesitations and let it become law.

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Important Viewing: New movie casts stark light on Pa.’s teen’s quest for an abortion | Opinion

BY: - April 6, 2020

We discuss abortion in the context of politics too often and don’t see it portrayed in the context of people’s lives enough.

Planned Parenthood PAC endorses former anti-choice lawmaker in W.Pa House race

BY: - April 4, 2020

Earlier this week Ravenstahl, who had long identified himself as and voted as a pro-life legislator, received the endorsement for the first time from Planned Parenthood PA Advocates (the political arm of the organization.

U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal justices challenge abortion restrictions in high-stakes case

BY: - March 4, 2020

The challenge to Louisiana's restrictive law has implications for states across the nation. Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a brief in the case.