The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill ealier today by a vote of 32-18 that would amend Pennsylvania’s current Abortion Control Act to change the current 24-week cutoff for abortions to 20 weeks except in cases of an extreme medical emergency. The bill would also make a safe, medically accepted technique called “dilation and evacuation” illegal, and would criminalize doctors for performing it.
In the wake of the new Presidential administration, and with a Congress that has announced its intention of restricting reproductive healthcare rights, a major area of concern has been what effect the new administration will have on the country’s healthcare. In particular, the sense that reproductive healthcare – especially access to birth control – will be under threat has been of primary concern. In the days immediately after the election, lots of people online were cautioning those in need of birth control to get an intrauterine device (IUD) – a long- Read more...
The incoming Congress has made removing health care and health protections for millions of people one of its first priorities. More than 1.1 million people gained coverage in PA through the Affordable Care Act, including nearly 700,000 people that benefited from Medicaid Expansion.
The Supreme Court of the United States has issued its most significant ruling on abortion in nearly 25 years. By a vote of 5 to 3 the justices declared that a 2013 Texas law requiring abortion providers to meet a numbers of strict standards created an undue burden for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies and was therefore unconstitutional.
March 8 is the official observation of International Women’s Day. This occasion is intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women - and also to acknowledge that there is far more work to be done in order to accelerate and achieve gender parity, here in the U.S. and around the world.