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Pennsylvania | In the News

States Can Combat Antiabortion-Rights Restrictions by Protecting Patient-Provider Relationship
Pennsylvania and several other states have proposed measures that aim to protect "women's access to evidence-based health care" in response to an increase in antiabortion-rights laws targeting the patient-provider relationship, according to a new issue brief in Newsweek from the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Center for American Progress.

Okla. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments over Antiabortion-Rights Law
An Oklahoma Supreme Court referee on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law (SB 642) that imposes multiple restrictions on abortion providers and patients, AP/KJRH reports.

Stakeholders Voice Concerns About Ind. Health Dept. Contract With Antiabortion-Rights Organization
Several stakeholders have expressed concern about a recent decision by the Indiana Department of Health to grant a one-year, $3.5 million contract to an antiabortion-rights organization that counsels women against abortion and provides misleading information about the procedure, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Featured Blogs
"Is Defunding Planned Parenthood Against The Law? These States Better Watch Out," (Barbato, Bustle, 8/13); "Alabama, Jane Doe, and the Dangers of Fetus-First Laws," (Mason Pieklo, RH Reality Check, 8/12).

Majority of Voters in Three Swing States Oppose Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood
Nearly 70% of voters in New Hampshire, Ohio and Pennsylvania oppose a push by lawmakers who do not support abortion rights to defund Planned Parenthood, according to a poll released by Planned Parenthood on Monday, The Hill 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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