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Pennsylvania | In the News

States, Cities Mull 'Buffer Zones' Changes
Various states and cities are evaluating their own abortion clinic security laws after a recent Supreme Court decision, Politico reports.

Pa. Bill Aims To Protect Provider-Patient Relationship
Two Pennsylvania lawmakers on Monday introduced a bill (HB 2303) that aims to prevent government policies from impeding on patient-provider relationships, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports.

'Political Intrusion on Exam Rooms' Must Stop, Op-Ed States
"There is a trend across the country that deeply concerns us and our fellow health-care advocates and providers: political intrusion on exam rooms," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, and Charles Cutler, former chair of the American College of Physicians Board of Regents, write in a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece.

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Group Eyes Lawsuit Over Pittsburgh 'Buffer Zone'
Matt Bowman, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, said that he is "looking very closely into the possibility" of filing suit against an ordinance in Pittsburgh that created a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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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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