House Dems discuss bill to expand access to contraceptives at Delco hearing
Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee’s hearing. She announced in April that she would introduce a bill — HB 1140 — to expand access to contraceptives in Pennsylvania.
Doula nonprofit offers financial assistance for state certification
As state lawmakers in Harrisburg work to combat Pennsylvania’s maternal mortality crisis, an advocacy organization is helping doulas with the cost to obtain a state certification, a move they hope will bring more people into the field and improve maternal health outcomes across the commonwealth.
House Dems hold hearing on expanding access to reproductive health care
State Rep. Liz Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, said that with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the loss of a “decades-long assurance” of care discussions about how to expand care in Pennsylvania are necessary and warranted.
Boebert’s remarks about rural teen pregnancies dodge a deeper truth | Heather MacDonald
Teen parents are at increased risk for poverty, hunger, domestic violence, and depression.
Pa.’s Shapiro among Dem governors joining reproductive rights alliance
Coalition commits to expanding access as other states introduce more restrictions.
GOP leaders in some states want to add abortion ban exceptions | Analysis
By Stephen Elliott NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With Tennessee’s so-called trigger law already on the books, the state enacted its abortion ban almost immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June. Yet even as anti-abortion legislators and advocates celebrated, they considered how much further they could go — perhaps by barring […]
In first week as governor, Shapiro prioritizes meeting with Planned Parenthood advocates
While campaigning for governor, Josh Shapiro championed reproductive health, vowing to keep abortion legal, safe, and accessible in Pennsylvania if elected.
State officials reaffirm access to reproductive health services post-Roe | Five for the Weekend
“With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we know that many people are confused and worried about getting the reproductive health care they need and deserve to keep themselves and their families healthy,” Department of Human Services acting Secretary Meg Snead said.
Western Pa. abortion providers say they are seeing an increase in out-of-state patients post-Dobbs
The meeting, which was the third in a series of hearings on reproductive health care in post-Roe Pennsylvania, focused heavily on the impact that the increased patient load and confusing and contradicting legal landscape has had on the commonwealth’s abortion providers.
What the Supreme Court’s abortion decision means for reproductive health | Analysis
The overturning of Roe will affect the lives of millions of people who can become pregnant.