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.
From fireworks restrictions to abortion access, here’s the week in review | Five for the Weekend
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
In a statement, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates called the bills “cruel and dangerous.”