Stories tagged: "reproductive rights"

FILE - Kathy Barnette takes part in a forum for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa., Saturday, April 2, 2022. Several prominent conservative groups are getting involved in Pennsylvania's race for U.S. Senate and backing candidate Barnette as an alternative to Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Conservative Groups Step Up to Back Kathy Barnette in Pa. Senate Race

While Dr. Oz has Donald Trump’s endorsement, the anti-tax Club for Growth and the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List are backing Barnette.

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.

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.

Nation wide anti-abortion groups announced to protest outside Planned Parenthood facilities but scenes remain calm outside the Center City Philadelphia location, on February 11th, 2017, as only volunteers posted to grant clients free access to the facility. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Wolf: ‘Abortion is and will remain legal in Pennsylvania’

Politico’s leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade prompted Gov. Tom Wolf to once again remind Pennsylvanians that abortion will remain legal in the state under his watch.

Women's rights advocates demonstrate against recent abortion bans, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania to be One of the Biggest Battlegrounds for Abortion Rights in Coming Year

If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. 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 in November.

Rep. Leanne Krueger (Screenshot)
Bill Introduced in State House to Expand Access to Contraceptives

A new bill would expand access to contraceptives in Pennsylvania after a 2020 decision by the US Supreme Court allowed employers to opt out of covering it.

State Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair (CREDIT: PA Senate)
New Bills Seek to Limit Abortion Access in Pennsylvania

A Republican-authored amendment stating there is no constitutional right to an abortion and a bill attempting to take family planning funding away from abortion providers are headed to the Senate for a vote.