Media Advisory: “Pennsylvania Community Conversations on Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Women’s Health” Kicks Off in Erie, PA

Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health Launches Statewide Series of Public Conversations about Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Women’s Health

Pennsylvania – A statewide series of public conversations about a broad range of women’s health issues kicks off this week with an inaugural event in Erie.

Community Conversations on Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Women’s Health is a direct response to several factors that, combined, spell disaster for Pennsylvania families: Pennsylvania’s abysmal track record on key indicators of women’s health; a state Legislature obsessed with restricting access to reproductive healthcare while actively neglecting policy proposals that would improve women’s health and economic security; the Legislature’s refusal to hear testimony from constituents on issues that directly affect their health and lives; and, a regressive federal agenda fixated on restricting access to affordable healthcare.

The Community Conversation – Erie will take place Thursday, June 15 at 6:30PM at the Keystone Progress Erie office at the Radius Co-work Classroom in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Healthcare Access is the primary theme of the Erie event, which will be co-hosted by Keystone Progress Education Fund and Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania. Register to attend here.

Additional Conversations will follow, each with a main theme reflecting the foremost concerns of the community, at locations all over the state including Millvale (Allegheny County), Carlisle (Cumberland County), and Centre County.

The Community Conversations are an initiative of the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health. Founded in 2013, the PA Campaign for Health is a collaboration of more than 55 local, state and national organizations calling for evidence-based policies to support and protect equal access to affordable reproductive healthcare including abortion, personal safety, and workplace equality. Specifically, the Campaign supports legislation to address pregnancy discrimination, close gaps in the state’s equal pay law, provide workplace accommodations for nursing workers, protect patients and doctors from harassment, and prohibit legislatively coercing doctors to lie to patients.

At the Community Conversations, locals will share their experiences, and the challenges they face trying to lead healthy lives and deciding if, when, and how to raise a family in Pennsylvania.

Local lawmakers and media are invited to attend in person to listen and learn, or follow along online at @KeystoneProgres and @PPWPA and #PA4WomensHealth #Erie.

To learn more about the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health, like us at www.facebook.com/PA4WomensHealth and www.pa4womenshealth.prg.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Tara Murtha of the Women’s Law Project at tmurtha@womenslawproject.org or 215-928-5762, or Dan Doubet of Keystone Progress at dan@keystoneprogress.org or 646-675-5939.

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