Stories tagged: "reproductive rights"


Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center left, and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., hold an event to mark 100 days of the Republican majority in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2023. At far right is Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn. In a speech Monday at the New York Stock Exchange, the Republican leader accused President Joe Biden of refusing to engage in budget-cutting negotiations to prevent a debt crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House GOP’s First 100 Days: Few Results, Lots of Unpopular Ideas

House Republicans have spent their first 100 days in power discussing plans to cut social programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and food assistance and conducting half-baked and conspiracy-fueled investigations.

Abortion-rights advocates demonstrate at City Hall in Philadelphia, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Pennsylvania Launches New Website Sharing Resources for Reproductive Care

In the wake of a Texas court ruling concerning medication abortions, Gov. Josh Shapiro launched a new website providing facts and information about legal abortions in the commonwealth.

Protesters Holding Signs
New Bill From Pennsylvania Democrat Would Ensure Easier Access to Abortion Care and Secure Reproductive Freedom

The antiquated state law that makes abortion legal includes numerous restrictions on access to care. New legislation would remove those barriers and allow government funding for abortion facilities.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference regarding ghost guns, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in Ewing, N.J. His salary will rise to $177,000. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shapiro Teams With Other Democratic Governors to Protect Abortion Rights

Led by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Reproductive Freedom Alliance aims to enable governors and their staffs to share best practices and affirm abortion rights not just in their own states, but in states with more restrictive laws.

Senator Amanda Cappelletti (D-Montgomery), Joined by state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) and US Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) at an abortion rights press conference May 04, 2022. (James Robinson | Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus)
Pennsylvania’s Bipartisan Baby: How Sen. Cappelletti’s First Child is Changing the Political Environment in the Senate

Democrat Amanda Cappelletti feels her Republican colleagues are viewing issues such as maternity leave on a more personal level now that she is about to become the first state senator to give birth while in office.

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...