Reproductive Rights


A crowd protesting the overturning of Roe V. Wade by the Supreme Court holds a rally outside the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania’s New Democratic State House Majority Ensures Abortion Will Remain Legal in the Commonwealth

Abortion access will remain legal in Pennsylvania, as the commonwealth’s new Democratic majority in the state House can now defeat a Republican-proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to restrict reproductive freedom.

The Lie's Choices crisis pregnancy center in Kutztown, Pa. (Photo: Ashley Adams)
How Crisis Pregnancy Centers Use Public Funds to Deceive Patients and Discourage Them From Seeking Abortion Care

Crisis pregnancy centers pose as full-service health clinics even though most don’t offer any type of medical services. Using deceptive marketing practices, CPCs lure pregnant individuals into their facilities in an attempt to dissuade them from obtaining abortion services. They boast names such as Bright Hope, Problem Pregnancy, Choices Pregnancy Center, and  Women’s Choice Network...

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Nearly 60% of PA Voters Agree That Pro-Choice Politicians Are Standing Up For More Freedoms

The future of reproductive freedom in Pennsylvania hinges on November’s races for governor and US Senate between pro-choice Democrats and anti-abortion Republicans. With just two weeks to go until Election Day, a new poll finds that a majority of voters in the commonwealth believe pro-choice lawmakers are standing up for individual freedom more than anti-abortion lawmakers.

State Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair) speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
These State Lawmakers Are up for Reelection; Here Are the Abortion Bills They’ve Proposed

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means abortion rights will be determined at the state level. With many state lawmakers up for reelection this year, your vote matters more than ever in determining the future of abortion rights in the commonwealth.

Philadelphia city councilmembers Helen Gym (At-Large), Kendra Brooks (At-Large), and Jamie Gauthier (3rd District) at a press conference to announce legislation protecting abortion access in the city, Sept. 14, 2022.
Philadelphia City Council Members Introduce Bills Aimed at Protecting Abortion Access in the City

The measures would protect abortion access within Philadelphia, update the city’s anti-discrimination law to protect reproductive health decisions, and bar city resources from being used to cooperate with out-of-state investigations.

Pro-Choice Protestors gather at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" Rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg on Oct. 2, 2021 to protest Texas' Anti-Abortion laws. (Image via Shutterstock)
Pennsylvania Races Loom Larger as Senate and House Republicans Introduce Nationwide Abortion Ban

“If we take back the House and the Senate, I can assure you we’ll have a vote on our bill,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday. “If the Democrats are in charge, I don’t know if we’ll ever have a vote on our bill.”

FILE - Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, takes part in a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. If Dr. Mehmet Oz is elected to the U.S. Senate this fall, he'll be the first Muslim to serve in the chamber. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Dr. Oz: Abortion is ‘Murder’ at Any Stage of Pregnancy

In newly-leaked audio from a campaign event in May, the Republican nominee for US Senate in Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehmet Oz, claimed that abortion was “murder” at any stage of pregnancy, a statement that could put him at odds with Pennsylvania voters.