Reproductive Rights


Abortion rights activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Casey and Toomey Split as Senate Bill to Codify Abortion Rights Fails

The bill's failure to advance underscores how Democrats are severely limited in what they can achieve with a narrow Senate majority.

Abortion rights activist demonstrate at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Here’s Where The Candidates in the Governor’s Race Stand on Abortion

If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the decision on abortion rights will be determined at the state level. In Pennsylvania, what exactly that means might just come down to who is elected governor in November.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks at the Metal Worker's Local Union No. 19 in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Casey Pledges His Support for the Women’s Health Protection Act, Saying the Abortion Debate Has Changed

US Sen. Bob Casey is a self-proclaimed “pro-life Democrat,” and did not support the Women’s Health Protection Act the first time it came up for vote. He has pledged to support it this time.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Casey’s Support of Abortion Rights or Abortion Bans Depends on the Bill

US Sen. Bob Casey is a self-proclaimed “pro-life Democrat,” but his voting history on reproductive rights doesn’t reflect that. Now that Roe v. Wade could be overturned, will Casey sway pro-life or Democrat?

Kathy Barnette, Mehmet Oz, moderator Greta Van Susteren, Carla Sands, David McCormick, and Jeff Bartos, (left to right) pose for photo before they take part in a debate for Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Republican candidates, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Grove City, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Dr. Oz’s Stance on Abortion Takes Center Stage at GOP Senate Debate

Both Kathy Barnette and David McCormick referred to a 2019 interview, where the celebrity surgeon said he did not want anyone in his family having an abortion.

FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo, members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated from left are Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, while standing from left are Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Where Supreme Court Justices Stand on Abortion, in Their Own Words and Votes

Even before a draft of the opinion in a major abortion case written by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked late Monday, Supreme Court justices have had a lot to say about abortion over the years — in opinions, votes, Senate confirmation testimony, and elsewhere.

Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware County (CREDIT: PA House of Representatives)
Female Pennsylvania Lawmakers React to Roe v. Wade Opinion

The women serving Pennsylvanians in Harrisburg and Washington didn’t hold back after news broke that the Supreme Court had drafted an opinion to ban Roe v. Wade.