Category Archives: Abortion

Roe at 42: the U.S. House Set to Vote on Discriminatory Abortion Restriction

by Tara Murtha, WLP Staff  On this day in 1973, the Supreme Court decided the landmark abortion case Roe V. Wade. Forty-two years later, women’s reproductive rights are being chiseled away as national and state anti-choice lawmakers are proposing, and … Continue reading

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October Roundup

B y Tara Murtha, WLP Staff With a new Governor coming to Harrisburg, we have a lot of work to do to get ready for the next legislative session. In the meantime, let’s get up to speed on what went … Continue reading

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Anti-abortion activists exploit civil rights messages while omitting King’s family planning legacy

Guest Blogger:  La’Tasha D. Mayes, executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, an organization building a social change movement in Pennsylvania and Ohio dedicated to the health and well-being of black women and girls. An anti-abortion group calling themselves “Created … Continue reading

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Family Caps are Still Considered Birth Control in Pennsylvania

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff The U.S. Census Bureau’s new report on family income reveals that 14.5 percent of all Americans, 45.3 million people, live in poverty. That’s two percentage points higher than 2007, before the recession. Pennsylvania is no … Continue reading

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Long Road Since “Roe”

Kate Michelman, President Emeritus, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Co-Chair, WomenVote PA For me and millions of other women, inequality before the law has been the story of our lives. Most recently, advocates on both sides of the equal-pay issue seem … Continue reading

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New study debunks myths about post-abortion emotions

By Hillary Scrivani, WLP Legal Intern Some anti-choice groups are notorious for spreading lies about abortion in an effort to deter women from making informed medical decisions about their reproductive health.   Some of these lies include exaggerating or outright fabricating … Continue reading

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Ohio, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin – Let’s End This List

By Kaitlin Leskovac, WLP Summer Intern Three weeks ago, under the watchful eyes of six male state legislators (photo), Governor Kasich (R) of Ohio signed the new state budget. As many have noted, the symbolism in this photo is marked, … Continue reading

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Texas Filibuster Raises National Spotlight on Restrictive State Abortion Laws

By Kaitlin Leskovac, WLP Summer Intern Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D)  led an epic filibuster Tuesday night protesting a sweeping and restrictive anti-abortion bill, Texas Senate Bill 537. Holding the Senate floor for approximately 11 hours, Davis’ awe-inspiring display … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Passes Yet Another Restriction on Women’s Health Care

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania General Assembly gave final approval to House Bill 818, a measure that would force insurance plans that cover abortion care to stop providing that coverage in the state health insurance exchange. The Legislature also rejected … Continue reading

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The Questions No One is Asking about the Kermit Gosnell Case…

By Carol E.Tracy and Kate Michelman With Kermit Gosnell’s criminal trial underway in Philadelphia, public outrage at the physician accused of murdering one woman and seven infants increases with each grisly new piece of evidence. But the Gosnell trial raises … Continue reading

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