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AG sues Trump, administration over new birth control policy
October 12, 2017
Pointing to new rules denying women contraception coverage that had been available under the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Josh Shapiro sued President Donald Trump and his administration Wednesday.
Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on How Dangerous Graham-Cassidy Is for Women
September 22, 2017
After lord-knows-how-many failed attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Senate Republicans are back at it again. This time they're trying to crash in the Graham-Cassidy bill before next week's budget reconciliation deadline—a health care bill numerous experts are calling the worst one yet. MarieClaire.com spoke with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, about the latest legislation. Her take: "It's terrifying for women."
Gov. Wolf and his wife helped launch a Planned Parenthood initiative
September 21, 2017
Gov. Tom Wolf and his wife, Frances, have long supported Planned Parenthood, including, years ago, serving as patient escorts for women going to the clinic.

The state leaders again showed their commitment to the health care services agency on Tuesday, when they attended a Planned Parenthood-sponsored community forum at Montgomery County Community College.
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick calls for more civility during town hall
August 23, 2017
When it comes to disagreeing with President Donald Trump, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick has voiced his opposition on an issue-by-issue basis such as immediately calling for a domestic terrorism investigation into the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and criticizing Trump's response on Twitter.
The Epic Reason Philly Runners Will Be Gathering at City Hall This Saturday
August 10, 2017
It’s a big weekend for Philly runners, folks! There’s the Philly Mayor’s Cup going down throughout the day on Saturday, and then on Saturday afternoon, 15 ladies from Run 4 All Women’s Pennsylvania chapter will be embarking on their epic 115-mile run from Philly’s City Hall all the way to freakin’ Harrisburg.
Senate Health Bill Reels as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured
June 27, 2017
The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was edging toward collapse on Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026.
Planned Parenthood advocates rally against AHCA
June 22, 2017
A group of Planned Parenthood advocates gathered at the Allen Street gates Wednesday night to protest the proposed funding cuts to women’s health care resources in the American Health Care Act.

The Pink the Night Out sunset rally was one of many held across the country aimed at urging Republican U.S. Senators to preserve funding for Planned Parenthood as they draft their health care bill behind closed doors.
Mayors to Congress: protect health care for the poor, don’t defund Planned Parenthood
May 17, 2017
A contingency of 17 Pennsylvania mayors --- the largest from any state --- are joining a bipartisan group of 106 mayors from 28 states in urging congressional leaders to oppose efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
House Voted to Repeal Affordable Care Act, Defund Planned Parenthood
May 5, 2017
Less than two months since Republicans pulled their health care plan, which would have dismantled the Affordable Care Act, because they didn't have enough votes to approve it on the House floor, a revised version was voted on in the House today and narrowly passed.
Bill to slash Planned Parenthood funding passes first hurdle in Pa. Senate
April 27, 2017
A Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday that critics say is aimed at cutting off state and federal funding for family planning services to Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform abortions.