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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.