Stories tagged: "reproductive health care"


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.

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.”

John Fetterman speaks before a crowd at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pa., on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 (Photo: Courtesy John Fetterman campaign).
John Fetterman Emphasizes Fight for Reproductive Rights at Montco Rally

Pennsylvania’s Democratic candidate for US Senate focused on the stakes of the race for abortion rights and Dr. Oz’s extreme stance on abortion.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a rally to end gun violence, Friday, May 27, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Wolf Sues State Legislature to Stop Abortion, Voting Amendments

Wolf said the proposed abortion amendment violates privacy protections and that bundling it with four other amendments runs afoul of a rule against passing legislation that addresses multiple, unrelated topics.