Republicans began advancing bills to restrict abortion rights and expand gun rights, although the bills faced opposition by Democratic lawmakers and certain veto by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
A surge of anti-abortion candidates won seats in the House, doubling the number of women lawmakers who oppose the right to choose from 13 to 30.
The Trump administration made its second request to the Supreme Court to reinstate a rule requiring patients to pick up the abortion pill in person during the pandemic.
Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to veto a telemedicine bill because it limits patients from being able to access the abortion pill.