reproductive-rights

Pa. Lt. Gov. Austin Davis listens as Gov. Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate on Tuesday, 3/7/23 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa. Lt. Gov. Davis joins multi-state abortion alliance

BY: - March 27, 2023

“Every Pennsylvanian should have the right to bodily autonomy and the freedom to make their own personal decision about whether or not to have a child,” Davis said in a statement on Monday. “Right now abortion care is safe and accessible in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Gov. Josh Shapiro and I will always protect reproductive freedom.”

Access and equity are top priorities for Women’s Health Caucus in 2023-24 session

BY: - March 1, 2023

With operating rules now in place in the Democratically controlled House, caucus members said that they plan to prioritize reproductive rights, address the maternal mortality crisis, and expand access and equity in health care. 

Pa.’s Shapiro among Dem governors joining reproductive rights alliance

BY: - February 23, 2023

Coalition commits to expanding access as other states introduce more restrictions.

GOP leaders in some states want to add abortion ban exceptions | Analysis

BY: - February 1, 2023

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 […]

State officials reaffirm access to reproductive health services post-Roe | Five for the Weekend

BY: - August 13, 2022

“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.

From fireworks restrictions to abortion access, here’s the week in review | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 2, 2022

On Wednesday, New Jersey passed legislation that would ban the extradition of people who get or perform abortions in New Jersey to states that criminalize the procedure.

Roe’s reversal has healthcare implications for LGBTQ community

BY: and - June 29, 2022

'This is the biggest change I have seen in terms how we talk about abortion access and this means we are imagining a new and gender-expansive vision for abortion care,' La’Tasha Mayes said.

These are the reproductive health bills currently before Pa.’s General Assembly

BY: - June 19, 2022

While both chambers of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly are controlled by Republicans, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, frequently has been the decider of reproductive health policy in Pennsylvania. 

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.