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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.
Planned Parenthood Supporters Picket Meehan’s Office
March 9, 2017
On the eve of International Women’s Day, the sidewalk outside the office of U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7 of Chadds Ford, was once again the scene of a gathering — not only women, but several men held a “pop-up” rally in support of Planned Parenthood, specifically to defend funding.
‘He’s ignoring his constituents': Volunteers swarm Toomey’s Pa. offices to ask for meetings
February 23, 2017
After unreturned calls and emails, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates is sending in dozens of volunteers to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's offices Wednesday to try to set up meetings.
PA Governor, Philly mayor slam abortion bill that could actually become law
February 17, 2017
Flanked by two women who told stories of their post-20-week abortions, Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday once again vowed to veto Senate Bill 3, a controversial abortion bill that some opponents have called one of the most restrictive in the country — and he’s says it’s not because he’s playing politics.
Pa. abortion bill to receive speedy vote – but no public input
February 6, 2017
A key Senate committee is expected to vote Monday on legislation that would place stricter limits on abortion without having held a hearing or seeking any input from the state's medical community.
Planned Parenthood Says Volunteer Signups Spike After Trump’s Election
November 29, 2016
Planned Parenthood says it's added more than 800 volunteers in Pennsylvania since Donald Trump won the presidential election three weeks ago.
The organization says it usually gets about 20 to 25 new volunteers in a month.
Why the Whole Trump-Clinton Election Could Probably Just Be Held in Pennsylvania
September 21, 2016
With her polling lead slipping, Hillary Clinton still has Pennsylvania as a firewall — for now.

David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research who runs PredictWise, an online forecasting model that relies on betting markets, explained the primacy of Pennsylvania for Mrs. Clinton’s election chances during an interview this week.
The Trump two-step: How a GOP senator is trying, awkwardly, to keep his job
August 18, 2016
As Sen. Patrick J. Toomey convened a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement leaders here in Western Pennsylvania, he made no boasts about a big, beautiful wall, or rounding up illegal immigrants, or banning Muslims.
Move to restrict abortions gains steam in Pa. Senate
July 12, 2016
A contentious bill that would place new restrictions on abortions in Pennsylvania passed a key Senate committee along strict partisan lines Monday, despite a threatened veto from Gov. Wolf.
Planned Parenthood rally draws 1,000 to convention center
May 17, 2016
Someone says it every four years: This may be the most important presidential election of a lifetime. But for reproductive-rights advocates, it may be true.

That’s why Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, appeared at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, telling an audience of pro-choice advocates that “Our pledge today is to fight for the right to reproductive health care for everyone. That's what this election is all about."