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What You Need to Know about Trump’s Attack on Title X

The Title X Family Planning Program was established by President Richard Nixon in 1970 in order to help alleviate poverty and improve the health of women and children. It fulfilled Nixon’s promise that “no American woman should be denied access to family planning … Continue reading

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Read Our Comments Opposing Radical Expansion of “Conscience-Based” Exceptions to Evidence-Based Healthcare

In January, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that would seriously compromise access to evidence-based healthcare and medicine for women by broadly expanding “conscience-based” objections to providing it. The new rule would affect as many as 745,000 hospitals, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, … Continue reading

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Talking Women & Healthcare at Tuesdays with Toomey

This morning, we were happy to once again join Tuesdays with Toomey, the grassroots advocacy group devoted to motivating Pennsylvanians to speak out on important issues while attempting to hold Sen. Pat Toomey accountable to his constituents. Every Tuesday, Pennsylvanians … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Tell Senators Toomey & Casey You Oppose Trumpcare (BCRA)

After weeks of secret deal-making among a handful of Republican Senators, the Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), technically called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), was finally released. Bottom line: It is a tax cut for … Continue reading

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Notorious 9: These PA Politicians Voted Against Women, Seniors & the Disabled in PA

The U.S. House passed a healthcare bill that essentially installs a financial penalty for being raped and having children by allowing states to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions including rape, postpartum depression, cesarean sections, and surviving domestic violence. Women, older … Continue reading

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2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly

There’s no need to sugarcoat 2015: The attack on reproductive rights is still going strong. A well-funded anti-choice movement is attempting to block not only women’s access to legal abortion, but contraception and preventative care also. Clinic violence and targeted … Continue reading

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Let’s Leave Politics Behind for the Sake of Healthcare

By Kate Michelman and Carol E. Tracy Pennsylvania is facing a 1.3 billion deficit and the annual state budget is due June 30. The obvious solution is to expand Medicaid, but some Pennsylvania legislators won’t consider it. When Governor Corbett … Continue reading

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