abortion-access

Study cited by Texas judge in abortion pill case retracted

BY: - February 5, 2024

The publisher Sage retracted three studies funded and produced by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America organization, which works to elect federal and state anti-abortion lawmakers.

The U.S. Supreme Court released a new ethics code on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 but Sen. Dick Durbin, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the new rules “fall short of what we could and should expect when a Supreme Court issues a code of conduct.” (Al Drago/Getty Images)

Dozens of ‘friend of the court’ briefs backing abortion pill access arrive at Supreme Court

BY: - February 2, 2024

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has been inundated with dozens of organizations seeking to weigh in on the future of the abortion pill by filing “friend of the court” briefs. The groups include governors, attorneys general, state lawmakers and members of Congress as well as medical organizations, civil rights groups and pharmaceutical companies — […]

On the issues: Casey and McCormick call each other’s abortion views ‘extreme’

BY: and - February 1, 2024

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and likely Republican opponent David McCormick have each labeled the other 'extreme' on abortion. A look at their past statements sheds light on where each candidate stands in this pivotal election year.

Shapiro among governors urging SCOTUS to rule in favor of medication abortion access

BY: - January 30, 2024

“I believe in women’s freedom to choose – and as long as I’m Governor, I will always defend freedom in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Shapiro said

U.S. Supreme Court schedules March 26 oral arguments in abortion pill access case 

BY: - January 29, 2024

The case centers on when and how patients can access mifepristone, a pharmaceutical the U.S. Food and Drug Administration originally approved in 2000.

Before and after Dobbs, questions of ‘when and where’ affect abortion access

BY: - January 28, 2024

Part of a new occasional series that will profile individuals who have navigated the patchwork of laws around reproductive health care in the U.S. before and after Dobbs.

Pennsylvania House Democrats announce legislation to curb some restrictions on state’s abortion clinics

BY: - January 22, 2024

So-called TRAP laws have been denounced by medical organizations, and abortion advocates say the restrictions do little more than reduce patient access.

COMMENTARY

Why I’m letting go of Roe

BY: - January 22, 2024

The Supreme Court made very clear in Dobbs that there will be no federal protection for abortion; states are on their own. Pennsylvania is on its own.

COMMENTARY
In addition to creating confusion and fear of jail time for health care providers and patients, state abortion bans have led to women and girls being denied emergency medical care to maternity wards closing to an increasing shortage of OB-GYNs. (Getty Images)

Why Medicaid should cover abortions in Pennsylvania

BY: - January 20, 2024

Low-income communities, who already have limited access to healthcare, have few resources to navigate a thicket of restrictive abortion laws and costs.

Fear and confusion over abortion access persists as SCOTUS takes its first post-Dobbs case

BY: and - December 14, 2023

Abortion via a two-step medication process of mifepristone and misoprostol has become the predominant way Americans terminate pregnancies post-Dobbs

Lawmakers begin work on an abortion rights amendment for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

BY: - December 13, 2023

Legislation in the Pennsylvania House would set a referendum asking voters whether they approve a "fundamental right to personal reproductive liberty."

US Supreme Court to decide fate of medication abortion access nationwide 

BY: - December 13, 2023

The case comes more than 23 years after the FDA originally approved mifepristone to end a pregnancy.