Hundreds attend ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally in Harrisburg
With “bans off our bodies” as their rallying cry, organizers and lawmakers urged Pennsylvanians to voice opposition to a series of proposed restrictions on abortion circulating the Republican-controlled General Assembly and vote in the current election cycle.
‘Bans off our bodies’ rally planned for Pennsylvania, nationwide
The “Bans Off Our Bodies” event organized by Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood Keystone, and Planned Parenthood Western Pennsylvania will join nationwide efforts to defend abortion access on Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Capitol steps.
The Supreme Court shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy | Opinion
The high court's lack of transparency translates into an absence of accountability.
Pa.’s Casey says he’ll vote for abortion rights bill
(*This story was updated at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 5/10/22 to correctly reflect that the Senate is voting on a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.) Pennsylvania’s senior United States senator says he’s a yes vote on a bill protecting abortion rights, handing Democrats crucial support in the narrowly divided chamber ahead of […]
There’s a path for John Roberts to save Roe. He should take it | Opinion
Chief Justice Warren Burger's vote-switch in the 1972 ruling upholding the death penalty could point the way.
Dems’ inaction helped speed the demolition of Roe v. Wade | Dick Polman
We're paying the price for decades of apathy, willfully blind to the plotted theft of women’s privacy rights.
Advocates, Democrats energized by possibility of U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade
Anna Tova Levin is not pro-abortion, and the procedure saved her life. “In an ideal world, abortion would never be needed,” the 36-year-old mother of three and attorney told the Capital-Star on Tuesday. Rape and incest would not happen; people would have access to accurate information about pregnancy prevention and options for free birth control, […]
In Pittsburgh, abortion providers, advocates work to protect access in uncertain times
With Roe v. Wade under threat, advocates say concerned residents should get educated, get involved, and work to defeat a proposed amendment to the state Constitution declaring there is no right to an abortion.
On Roe v. Wade’s anniversary, an open letter to my past self | Signe Espinoza
Roe was never the inspiring solution so many of us annually paraded it as: it was only ever a ladder to which the poor – a classification that so often coincided with communities of color – were denied access.
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.
How Pa. lawmakers, elected officials, and U.S. Senate hopefuls reacted to Texas abortion ban
This story was updated at 9:41 a.m. on 9/2/21 with additional comments. A Texas law that would ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy went into effect Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to act on an emergency request to stop it, the New York Times and other news organizations reported. It is […]
Pa.’s Toomey, eight GOP U.S. House lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., along with eight of Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. House members, joined with 38 senators and 168 House members, in an amicus brief calling on the high court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.