Tag Archives: HB1948

ICYMI: September at the Women’s Law Project

September brought some encouraging wins, and sends us into October with big challenges on the horizon as the Pennsylvania Legislature enters the final weeks of the two-year session. At the end of a session, all proposed bills that are not … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Tell Your Senator to Vote NO on HB1948

Pennsylvania senators are ignoring doctors who warn double abortion ban #HB1948 is medically dangerous and disregarding our expert legal analysis that it is unconstitutional, and convening a rare July session to vote on HB 1948 in the Senate Judiciary Committee … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Pennsylvania Senate Leadership re: HB 1948

Dear Senators Scarnati, Corman, Costa, Greenleaf and Leach, The Women’s Law Project is a public interest legal organization that has represented abortion providers in Pennsylvania since the 1970s. In light of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Pennsylvania Politicians Debate Cost of Jailing Doctors

Pennsylvania politicians haven’t passed protections for LGBTQ residents in the wake of the Orlando shooting, yet they found time this morning to debate the cost of imprisoning doctors. You read that right. Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives plan … Continue reading

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Legislating medicine: More than 1,000 provisions already introduced in 2016

So far this year, legislators in 45 states had introduced 1022 provisions related to sexual and reproductive health, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. Of the 411 abortion restrictions that have been introduced so far this year, 17 … Continue reading

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Action Alert: PA House to Vote on HB 1948 Today

Today, the Pennsylvania House plans to vote on HB 1948, the double-abortion ban we’ve been telling you about since they fast-tracked it to the House floor last week.  Read: 10 facts about HB1948 In addition to criminalizing abortion at 20 weeks … Continue reading

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10 Facts About HB 1948, PA’s Proposed Abortion Ban

After taking a record-breaking nine months to finalize last year’s budget—which caused rape crisis centers and domestic abuse advocates to wonder if they could continue providing services–the Pennsylvania Legislature demonstrated they can, in fact, move quickly on issues they believe matter, such as spreading … Continue reading

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