Posts Tagged ‘abortion’
Bill would create ‘Buffer zone’ so women can access abortion services around protesters

Bill would create ‘Buffer zone’ so women can access abortion services around protesters

Democrats in Harrisburg began fighting back against the series’ of anti-women’s health care legislation last week, offering numerous bills designed to give women more freedom in a state where they’ve been losing it over the last few years. The bills include pregnancy accommodations in the workplace, wage security, a bill which would “the physician-patient...

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New data shows Pennsylvania amongst worst states on abortion rights since 2010

The Huffington Post recently conducted a survey showing the number of abortion clinics which have either closed or opened in the U.S. since “a heavy wave of legislative attacks on providers began in 2010.” Since that time—the election season of which was defined by a revolt of conservative Tea Party Republicans and swept numerous hard-lined conservatives...

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Why Santorum’s latest gaffe is probably on purpose

Why Santorum’s latest gaffe is probably on purpose

You may have recently read about Rick Santorum’s latest newsworthy quote. Because it’s a doozie. In said Santo-gaffe, the former Senator from Pennsylvania told Austin-TX-based pro-life organization Students for Life that anti-abortion protesters were making it hard “for students who come to Austin to shower at a Young Men’s Christian Association, YMCA,...

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This woman on Spruce Street claims abortion ‘increases breast cancer risk’

This woman on Spruce Street claims abortion ‘increases breast cancer risk’

An elderly woman named Pat stood on Spruce Street in the sweltering heat yesterday morning holding a two-sided sign and an umbrella. The poster read “Abortion increases breast cancer risk” on one side, and “PH [Pennsylvania Hospital], please stop the killings” on the other. Pat, who did not provide a last name, says she’s been standing on that corner,...

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The Kermit Gosnell Case: Verdicts

On the tenth day of deliberations, a jury of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s peers—including eight African-Americans—rejected the defense’s premise that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s case against Gosnell was a “racist, elitist prosecution.” At 2:45pm yesterday, Sheriff Jewell Williams walked into the courtroom donning a small sheriff’s star on his blazer...

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PA House Passes Anti-Abortion Health Exchange Bill

Pennsylvania may be down to 49th in job growth, but that didn’t stop the state House of Representatives from taking on one of the social issues with which they’re most comfortable yesterday: Abortion. House Bill 818 is designed to make sure that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act kicks in, health plans on Pennsylvania’s insurance exchange...

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Philly Passes Resolution Calling for Reproductive Healthcare Funding

Last night, Philadelphia became the third U.S. city to pass a resolution calling for federal and state funding of reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. From the resolution: “Resolution calling upon President Obama, the US Congress, Governor Corbett, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to maintain existing public funding for comprehensive reproductive...

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Pennsylvania Ranked Third in Annual Pro-life List

Americans United for Life, a DC-based anti-abortion lobbying and advocacy group, just released their annual “Life List.” Pennsylvania ranks third place, sandwiched between Oklahoma and Arkansas. Sounds about right. Pennsylvania has been ranked third every year on the list since 2010. In 2009, it took first place. AUL is a key architect of the anti-abortion...

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Virginia: the Latest State to Exploit Philadelphia’s Gosnell Abortion Tragedy

While Kermit Gosnell — if convicted, one of the nation’s only known serial baby-murderers — sits in a cell awaiting trial in March, his name has been everywhere. Ever since the grand jury presentment detailing his alleged crimes of infant murder, illegal late-term abortions, drug trafficking and associated offenses was published in January of 2011, anti-choice...

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Pro-Choice Pennsylvanians Declare Victory

Women’s healthcare and politics. So confusing! While the pros and cons of chalking up getting rid of affordable basic gynecological care for women in an attempt to restrict access to abortion and contraception were discussed non-stop in the months leading up the election, the issue was barely mentioned in the debates. Then came the reports that abortion wasn’t...

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