abortion-access

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.

COMMENTARY

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.

‘Access to abortion is hanging by a thread’: Major abortion case heads to U.S. Supreme Court on Wedneday

BY: - March 3, 2020

The case centers on a Louisiana law that requires any physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

‘The stakes have never been higher,’ Planned Parenthood boss says of 2020 battleground push

BY: - January 18, 2020

"The investment intends to fund large-scale grassroots programs and canvassing, digital, television, and radio and mail programs," CBS News reported, citing Planned Parenthood

Pa.’s Shapiro urges U.S. Supreme Court to reject Louisiana abortion restrictions

BY: - December 5, 2019

The case, June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, is scheduled for oral argument on March 4. 

Pa. Senate panel advances Down syndrome abortion ban

BY: - November 18, 2019

Democrats are looking to use these culture war votes against the GOP in vulnerable seats in the Philadelphia suburbs in 2020.

COMMENTARY

We’re psychologists: This Pa. House bill mandating the burial of fetal remains is emotionally damaging to women | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2019

This poorly-worded and ambiguous piece of legislation is emotionally harmful to the women of Pennsylvania and it deserves to be defeated.

In Philly, Wolf doubles down on vow to veto ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

BY: - November 1, 2019

Wolf reaffirmed his veto vow, surrounded by abortion rights advocates and legislative allies. Bills are now before the state House and Senate.

Anti-abortion lawmakers advance bill to mandate burial, cremation of fetal remains in Pa.

BY: - October 29, 2019

The legislation would apply to abortions, miscarriages, or any procedure that results in the expulsion or extraction of an embryo or fetus.

COMMENTARY

I had an abortion at 22 weeks. There’s no heart in this ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban bill | Opinion

BY: - October 27, 2019

If this proposal was the law when I was pregnant with my son, I would have been forced to carry him to term, only to watch him needlessly suffer.