Women's health is STILL under attack in Pennsylvania
It's 2015 and women's health, namely abortion and family planning, are still the focal point of political attacks in Pennsylvania and across the country. Shockingly, from January 2011 to January 2012, the Pennsylvania Legislature voted 55 times to restrict a woman's access to reproductive health care including safe, legal abortion. And they kept going.
The battle for access to safe, legal, and affordable reproductive health care has continued in 2014. In June 2013, Gov. Corbett signed Senate Bill 3/House Bill 818 into law, banning abortion coverage in the Pennsylvania health exchanges. In 2012, we saw attacks in the state legislature including mandatory ultrasound and the defunding of family planning providers.In December 2011, Act 122 (formerly Senate Bill 732) was signed into law and was the precursor to the introduction of many terrifying measures aimed at restricting access to safe, legal abortion in Pennsylvania.
Now, in 2014, we've seen renewed energy around defunding of family planning providers and medically unnecessary legislation with the clear aim of limiting access to safe, legal abortion services.
While there was a momentous victory for women's healthcare in June 2012
when the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and with the Birth Control coverage provision under the ACA, there have been multiple attacks since that illustrate that access to reproductive health care for Pennsylvania women is still under major threat.
We see right through these legislators' anti-choice, anti-women tactics,
and enough is enough.
Tired of playing defense, in December of 2013, advocates partnered with the Pennsylvania Women's Health Caucus to introduce a package of bills that offers real solutions to issues facing women and their families - the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health. A second and third round of bills were introduced in June 2014 and May 2015, respectively. We urge you to join us in supporting this package, which will have more components introduced in upcoming months.
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WE’VE HAD ENOUGH!
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