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‘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.

New advisory group aims to improve pregnancy, postpartum care in Pa. | Five for the Weekend

BY: - August 6, 2022

Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the creation of an advisory group to improve pregnancy and postpartum care support across the commonwealth. 

In Philly, maternal mortality, health care inequities take center stage at abortion access hearing

BY: - July 26, 2022

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. 

The state of abortion, infant, and maternal care in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

BY: - May 30, 2022

Using the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Capital-Star compiled statistics on abortion, and maternal and infant care in Pennsylvania. 

Health care providers, state officials tout new initiatives to combat rise in maternal mortality

BY: - March 1, 2022

In Pennsylvania, pregnancy-related deaths grew by more than 21 percent in the five years between 2013 and 2018, officials said.

Pa. extends postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant persons

BY: - August 5, 2021

The extension will take effect beginning April 1, 2022  and will be available for five years as an optional part of the American Rescue Plan.