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New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

BY: - October 7, 2022

Cancer coincides with roughly 1 in 1,000 pregnancies, most frequently breast cancer, melanoma, cervical cancer, lymphomas, and leukemias.

Oz discusses policies during Pa. Chamber dinner while Fetterman sits out

BY: - October 4, 2022

Republican nominee Mehmet Oz shared his plans for Pennsylvania if elected to the U.S. Senate during the Nov. 8 general election.

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Republicans in Congress say they’d keep federal abortion funding in cases of rape, incest

BY: - September 28, 2022

GOP lawmakers said they expect to keep the Hyde Amendment if they retake control after the midterms.

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).

In 2019, Doug Mastriano said women who violated his abortion ban should be charged with murder

BY: - September 28, 2022

The Republican gubernatorial candidate's comments were made in a radio interview.

In SWPA, U.S. House GOP outlines agenda in bid for control in the midterms

BY: - September 23, 2022

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th District, would bar abortion at as early as six weeks.

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.

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Of the 10 most child-friendly states, only one has attempted to ban abortion. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images

In states where abortion is banned, children and families already face an uphill battle | Opinion

BY: - September 16, 2022

States that take the strictest stands against abortion tend to have among the worst statistics on child and family well-being in the nation.

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The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Only you can prevent amendment abuse | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 13, 2022

Because we get so much of our news online, many Pennsylvanians did not see the advertisement of five proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that were published in Pennsylvania newspapers on Thursday, Sept. 1 — three months before the next general election as prescribed by the state constitution. If approved in the next legislative session, […]

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Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

New Pa. poll points to trouble for Republicans on abortion | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - September 9, 2022

A telltale shift in voter preference in bellwether northwestern Pennsylvania highlights the risk of GOP overreach.

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A plane ticket and hotel stay are not the only costs to consider when traveling to get an abortion. kieferpix/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Here’s what I learned about the true cost of traveling for abortion care in the U.S. | Opinion

BY: - August 31, 2022

Traveling for abortion care often means incurring both financial and emotional costs.

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Jewish congregations mount legal challenges to state abortion bans

BY: - August 28, 2022

Thousands of years of Jewish scripture make it clear that access to abortion care is a requirement of Jewish law and practice, according to Rabbi Karen Bogard.

Abortion access is on the ballot in November in these states. What you need to know

BY: and - August 25, 2022

Language making its way through the Pa. Legislature would declare there is no constitutional right to abortion.