Stories tagged: "anti-abortion"


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.

(L-R) Keystone managing editor Patrick Berkery, state Rep. Melissa Shusterman, state Sen. Katie Muth, state Sen. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Lancaster City Council President Izzy Smith-Wade-El during the Keystone candidate forum at the Bok Building in Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 2022 (Photo: the Keystone).
‘They Aren’t Listening to You and They Don’t Care About Your Values’: PA Democrats Say Republicans in Harrisburg Are Hurting Pennsylvanians

At the Keystone’s candidate forum in Philadelphia, state Democrats cited Republican efforts to ban abortion and their hypocrisy on the issue of public safety as examples of how the GOP-majority are attempting to take away the rights of Pennsylvanians.

Lindsey Mauldin, Vice President of Policy and Planning, Planned Parenthood speaking with the press in Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 2021. (Photo: Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania)
Just Say It: How to Talk About Abortion and Dismantle Lies

In this op-ed, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania’s Lindsey Mauldin has some suggestions on how we should be talking about abortion.

Signs point the way for voters to cast their ballots at the polling location for the Pennsylvania primary election, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Harmony, Pa., (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Candidates Elected in Pennsylvania This November Could Decide Fate of Abortion and Voting Rights Amendments

Six proposed constitutional amendments about abortion rights, voting, and the balance of executive power in the state government have the potential to make it on the primary ballot in May 2023.

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.