reproductive-rights

States rush to revise their abortion laws as a major U.S. Supreme Court decision nears

BY: - April 20, 2022

23 states now have laws clamping down on abortion access should the U.S. Supreme Court rewrite abortion law or overturn Roe v. Wade.

These blue states are prepping to become abortion havens | Analysis

BY: - April 6, 2022

If Roe tumbles, abortion access will depend on where you live and Blue states are preparing.

Court date set for watchdog group, anti-abortion group in years-long battle for records

BY: - February 27, 2022

Oral arguments in the case pitting watchdog and reproductive rights group Equity Forward against Real Alternatives, a Harrisburg-based contractor that’s received tens of millions of dollars in public funding, are set to begin March 7 in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court.

‘Abortion rights are always on the ballot.’ Advocates issue a call to action ahead of 2022 election

BY: - February 11, 2022

More than a dozen state legislatures have imagined a post-Roe era, with bills to limit abortion access. And if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark case, more could follow.

Republican-penned amendment declaring no constitutional right to abortion advances to full Senate

BY: - January 25, 2022

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.

Anti-abortion advocates flood Harrisburg for first Pennsylvania March for Life

BY: - September 27, 2021

“We are pro-life,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said, leading at least a thousand attendees in a chant on the front Capitol steps. “We are pro-life. We are pro-life.”

U.S. Supreme Court schedules Dec. 1 oral arguments in major abortion case

BY: - September 20, 2021

The nation’s top court announced in May that it would take up the Mississippi case. Since that announcement, the justices also voted in a 5-4 decision against preventing a more-strict Texas law from taking effect.

Pa. House approves legislation to mandate disposal of fetal remains

BY: - June 9, 2021

In a statement, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates called the bills “cruel and dangerous.”

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Roe v. Wade gave people who can get pregnant a choice about having children. Here’s how that changed their lives | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2021

Roe v. Wade greatly improved the lives of generations of women across the U.S. in the last decades of the 20th century and early in the 21st.

‘Birth control is healthcare’: Democratic reps call for legislation to ensure access to contraception

BY: - October 29, 2020

Democratic State Reps. Leanne Krueger, Kevin Boyle, and Tina Davis say access to birth control is a right — not a privilege. They slammed the Trump administration for its efforts to curtail equitable contraceptive coverage during COVID-19, arguing that such measures disproportionately impact women of color, and urged the Pennsylvania Legislature to prioritize the passage […]

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This Pa. woman remembers a time when abortion was illegal: ‘We’re not going back’ | John L. Micek

BY: - May 21, 2019

It's also a world that Jessica Marquez-Gates, of Cumberland County, Pa., thought she left behind a long time ago.