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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.
Reacting to proposed Planned Parenthood cuts, Governor Wolf holds joint event with Cecile Richards
April 21, 2017
Seated in the lobby of Planned Parenthood in Warminster, Bucks County, a patient who only gave the name "Shay" said as an uninsured 26-year-old, tests at the clinic had come back positive for precancerous cells on her cervix.
Trump Attack on Planned Parenthood Endangers Black Women
April 18, 2017
Late last week, President Trump reversed an Obama-era regulation that prohibited states from withholding Title X family planning funds from reproductive health care providers, like Planned Parenthood, that perform abortions. The new legislation is unnecessary because the Hyde Amendment already prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in extreme, rare circumstances.
Central Pa. lawmaker launches attack on state funding for Planned Parenthood: Thursday Morning Coffee
April 6, 2017
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers.
The state Senate has already passed a 20-week abortion ban. Now, reminding us that it's hard to keep a bad idea down, one of the chamber's most high-profile social conservatives is going after the organization that helps provide women with access to abortion services.
Republican introduces bill to defund Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania
April 4, 2017
A GOP state senator from central Pennsylvania quietly introduced a bill in Harrisburg last week that, if passed, could decrease funding to Planned Parenthood centers across the state.
Pennsylvania’s Controversial Abortion Bill: What It Means for Women’s Health
March 15, 2017
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is back in session this week, and some lawmakers there are backing two nearly-identical controversial abortion bills that would shorten the amount of time women have to get an abortion. They’ve defended the legislation, saying both bills include safeguards for women’s health and have exceptions when the health of the woman involved is at stake.