Pennsylvania | In the News

Pa. House approves abortion ban
The Pennsylvania House on Tuesday voted 132-65 to approve legislation (HB 1948) that would impose several abortion restrictions, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Pa. Senate considers abortion bans
Pennsylvania Sen. Michele Brooks (R) last week introduced a Senate version of legislation (SB 888) that would impose several abortion restrictions, Rewire reports.

Federal appeals court allows lawsuit challenging Pittsburgh 'buffer zone' to go forward
A federal appeals court on Wednesday in a 3-0 decision allowed a lawsuit challenging a Pittsburgh "buffer zone" ordinance to go forward, Reuters reports.

Pa. audit presents questions about publicly funded CPC org's activities
A Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) audit of an antiabortion-rights crisis pregnancy center (CPC) organization has prompted questions about how the organization is using money that it has set aside, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Featured blogs
"Legislating medicine: More than 1,000 provisions already introduced in 2016," (Women's Law Project blog, 4/22); "Florida tries to defund Planned Parenthood, quickly learns that doing so is illegal," (Stern, "XX Factor," Slate, 4/22).

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Pennsylvania | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Pennsylvania.

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