Democrats seize on Oz’s ‘women, doctors, local political leaders’ abortion response
Asked how he would vote on a proposed national 15-week abortion ban, the celebrity heart surgeon said he opposes the federal government dictating abortion policies, adding that authority should rest with women, their physicians — and local politicians.
Democratic lawmakers, reproductive rights advocates rally in support of abortion access in Pa.
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.
In Philly, maternal mortality, health care inequities take center stage at abortion access hearing
The hearing, the second in a series of meetings about reproductive healthcare in Pennsylvania, focused on the impact abortion bans would have on Pennsylvania’s maternal mortality rate and the implications for OB-GYN physicians, as well as how advocates and providers are faring with an influx of out-of-state patients.
Campus-based child care has helped student-parents; Democrats evaluate expansion, affordability
In Pennsylvania, the average annual cost of infant care is $11,842 — $987 per month — according to data from the Economic Policy Institute. The estimated care for a 4-year-old costs $9,773 — $814 each month.
Investing in the future is not radical environmentalism | Opinion
Pennsylvanians deserve an honest dialogue about what interests are really driving the climate debate in our state.
Pa. Democrat proposes banning controversial campaign fundraising tactic
Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware, announced plans for legislation prohibiting candidates from using prechecked boxes to default into recurring campaign contributions.
Republican-penned amendment declaring no constitutional right to abortion advances to full Senate
Republicans, who hold the majority in the General Assembly, appear to have adopted the strategy to circumvent Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and his veto pen since successfully curtailing the office’s emergency powers through a referendum.
Senate committee advances GOP fetal remains legislation
Proposed as the Final Disposition of Fetal Remains Act, the bill would require health care facilities, including abortion providers, to arrange for either a burial or cremation after a miscarriage or abortion. Parents also could make arrangements and assume potential costs.
Pa.’s botched vaccine rollout is causing ‘tremendous anxiety and mistrust.’ Senate Dems drop centralized registry plan to change it | Monday Morning Coffee
The four lawmakers say their plan will reduce frustration, and eliminate the need to spend hours searching for appointments.
Let’s work for – not against – women’s health in 2021-22 | Opinion
Let’s craft, discuss and pass legislation that helps all women, all children, all families.