reproductive-rights

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.